2030 vehicle ban may be ‘as simple’ as swapping petrol and diesel cars for electric

The switch to electric vehicles will not be a simple process, according to one expert who exclusively told Express.co.uk that a number of factors still need to be considered.

The UK is less than seven years away from the deadline to ban the sale of new  and  vehicles, the biggest measure in the transition to . Certain new hybrid vehicles will be authorised for sale between 2030 and 2035 provided they can travel a significant distance without releasing emissions.

Some businesses and fleets are already starting to switch to electric vehicles and preparing the infrastructure needed to cope with the level of charging.


Scottish Fire & Rescue ZOE (Image: Renault)

Scottish Fire & Rescue ZOE (Image: Renault)

Paul Holland, Managing Director for UK Fleet, Allstar, commented on the global transition from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric and what barriers the industry faces.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, he said: “Going electric isn’t as simple as swapping every ICE vehicle for an EV – although it can be.

“A company that has a small fleet of company cars for salespeople and executives can simply change their existing vehicles to EVs as needed, and provided their drivers have access to home charging there should not be any major changes needed.

“Fleet managers may want to switch from general fuel cards to those specific to EVs (EV charging cards) so that their drivers could use public charge points, but otherwise day-to-day operations will stay the same.

Read more: Express

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