Britain to ban all petrol and diesel trucks from 2040

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel heavy goods vehicles from 2040, as part of a drive to achieve net zero emissions from all forms of transport by 2050.

The UK government said the sale of smaller diesel trucks will be banned from 2035, and larger ones weighing more than 26 tonnes banned from 2040 – earlier if feasible.

The government is also planning for net zero domestic aviation emissions by 2040 and a net zero rail network by 2050.

The announcement was made as the UK prepares to host the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland in November, 2021.

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