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60 Percent Of Cars In UK Will Need To Be Ultra-Low Emissions To Meet EU Targets

A report by the Committee on Climate Change in the UK says that 60 per cent of all new cars and vans sold in the country will need to be ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by 2030 to meet EU targets.

According to AutoExpress, the ‘Independent Assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy’ report indicates three-fifths of new vehicles will need to emit less than 75 g/km of CO2, joining the likes of the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf in being classified as ultra-low emission vehicles.

The British government has an ambition for ULEVs to account for 30 to 70 per cent of new car sale by 2030, but the authors of the report say a figure in the upper echelon of that range will be necessary, Auto Express reports.

That’s not all, however, as the report suggests that it may be necessary to bring forward the ban on petrol and diesel vehicles by a full five years, from 2040 to 2035.

Interestingly, it is also suggested that hydrogen vehicles could become more commonplace than electric vehicles by 2050.


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