UK ban on new fossil fuel vehicles by 2030 'not enough' to hit climate targets

Thinktank says deadline of 2026 is needed for government to meet its own carbon budget

The prime minister’s plan to bring forward a ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles by 10 years to 2030 will still not go far enough to meet the government’s own legally binding climate targets, according to new research.

Boris Johnson is expected to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles by setting out a new deadline for the sales of polluting passenger cars as part of a 10-point plan to tackle the climate crisis due to be revealed this week.

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