Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040
July 27, 2017
LONDON (AP) — Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say is feasible, if ambitious.
The government announcement Wednesday follows similar moves in France and Norway and comes amid a global debate on how quickly electric and hybrid cars can replace internal combustion engines. Traditional engines running on diesel and gasoline are still popular with consumers as they're relatively cheap and do not face some limits of electric cars, such as a limited range.
But with the technol...