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originally posted by: Misterlondon
Btw Britain is not the first to do this.. France and Germany have already announced but with a shorter time frame.
Anyway none of this really matters because with the age of the driverless car fast approaching.. changes the game for vehicle ownership in the future.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Brian4real
Nah, it's not *ALL* petrol and diesel cars, it's the ones that aren't hybrid. If you think about it, probably all cars will be hybrid or full electric by 2040.
The idea itself pisses me off because of all the beautiful cars that won't be allowed on the roads again. Some classics and even ones people have kept for sentimental reasons. I tend to think it's a political move to prop up the motor industry. Dealerships are struggling to sell new cars and having to offer all these different pay/lease schemes to keep turnover going. Culling several million cheap cars in 2040 will be a massive, profound boost to the industry and maybe one they can leverage debt on in the meantime.
Yay for the environment, shame for the classic cars.