Are diesel and petrol days numbered?

Written by Ellie

Just when you were thinking the government’s proposed ban on the sale of diesel and petrol engine vehicles by 2040 wasn’t far enough away, the Committee on Climate Change proposes to bring that date forward.

By 10 years, to a not-very-distant-at-all 2030.

“But wait a moment,” you say. “Aren’t more than 90% of all commercial vehicles in the UK currently running on diesel? And aren’t most of the remainder running on petrol? And aren’t both types of engine now much cleaner??”

If you’re feeling alarmed, you’re not alone. But we’ve some reassuring news.

And it’s waiting for you in the latest issue of Fleet Matters, out now.


Posted on 15th August 2019

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