Traffic chokes up the M5 motorway in Somerset. PA
New petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the UK from 2040 as part of a government effort to reduce pollution.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed on Wednesday morning that vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels will no longer be allowed to be sold after the deadline.
The measure was one of several planned by ministers in response to a legal ruling by the High Court, which demanded they take further action to improve the country’s air quality.
In an interview on …