Following long-to-come rumours, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that from 2030 the sale of any combustion vehicle to focus attention on plug-in electrics and hybrids is banned in the UK. The announcement of the measure became official in a column Johnson himself wrote in the Financial Times, where he indicated that the goal is to get cleaner routes and streets of pollution.» The Government will invest nearly three billion pounds in electric cars, connecting the entire national level with charging points and creating long-lasting batteries in the UK’s giga-hybrids. This will allow us to end the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans in 2030,» the prime minister wrote. It includes 1.3 billion pounds that will go to grants to individuals and companies that allow them to install charging points in regular homes and workplaces. There will also be aid to the purchase of zero-emission vehicles or «ultra-low emissions», and anticipates that more than 580 million pounds will go towards this aspect. This plan starts in 2030 with the idea that the UK will be carbon neutral by 2050. This is a measure that has changed the starting point, but it will eventually be since the next decade.
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