Plug-in hybrids can already meet the government's proposed 2040 goal - there is no need for loopholes

James Murray
clock • 6 min read

Ministers should tell the auto industry it has confidence in their R&D efforts - a ban on new hybrids from 2040 is eminently achievable

Anyone who doubts the commitment of both the government and the auto industry to their decarbonisation promises was handed powerful ammunition last week. According to reports a row is brewing between...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech developments
  • Stay in the know with our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guides
  • Access our Intelligence Reports and exclusive data-rich studies on business-critical aspects of the green economy (BG Advanced members only)
  • Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Automotive

 Credit: Bell Ribeiro-Addy MP, Twitter

Truss brands climate activists part of 'anti-growth coalition' in protest-disrupted conference speech

Prime Minister sets out vision for growing the economy by cutting taxes in first address to Conservative Party Conference

Cecilia Keating
clock 05 October 2022 • 9 min read
Credit: iStock

'Important milestone': Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles reach one million UK sales

Sales of plug-in cars soar in 'plate change’ month of September, as automotive sector continues to battle supply chain issues

Cecilia Keating
clock 05 October 2022 • 3 min read
A large majority of British voters continue to back ambitious climate policies, but is the government listening?

A large majority of British voters continue to back ambitious climate policies, but is the government listening?

Over three quarters say they would be 'proud' of voting for a party that takes action to boost renewables

James Murray
clock 04 October 2022 • 5 min read