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MEPs vote to ban all petrol and diesel car sales


THE EUROPEAN Parliament has given its backing to a complete ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2035.

On Tuesday 8th, the European Parliament voted to end the sale of 100 percent new combustion engine cars by 2035. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035.

Of a total of 612 votes, 339 were in favour of the proposals, while 249 MEPs rejected, alongside 24 who abstained.

People will still be able to drive petrol and diesel cars and re-register the existing ones past this date.

The UK Government has set out plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035.

A further ban affecting hybrid cars will be introduced in 2035.