Road to Zero

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Environmental concerns - UK government.

The Road to Zero was a strategy issued by the UK government in 2018 with the goals of:

  • Putting the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emission vehicles.
  • All new cars and vans being effectively zero emission by 2040 (NOTE).
  • Ending the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040 (NOTE).
  • Almost every car and van to be zero emission by 2050.
  • At least 50%, and as many as 70%, of new car sales and up to 40% of new van sales being ultra low emission by 2030.

Acceleration of some of these goals is detailed in the UK Government document, 'The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution', published in November 2020.


The Ten Point Plan now specifies 2030 as the accelerated end-date for new conventional car and van sales.

Under the Ten Point Plan, new hybrid vehicle sales are now to be ended by an accelerated end-date of 2035.

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