Diesel and petrol trucks, UK says no to sale by 2040

Diesel and petrol trucks, UK says no to sale by 2040

Stop in Great Britain to sell diesel and petrol trucks from 2040. The measure, strongly supported by Boris Johnson, has drawn strong criticism from trade unions.

Much has been said about the pollution produced by private cars, with the recent renewal of incentives to switch to more sustainable modes of transport (an invitation also addressed to the local administration). But there is also a focus in Great Britain logistics, so much so that the government plans to ban Sales of petrol and diesel trucks From 2040.

The announcement came recently, and is part of a decarbonization plan that prompted Great Britain to announce an early halt to the sale of petrol and diesel cars. 2030. According to local media and the Reuters news agency, the prime minister boris johnson is seeking to raise the country’s environmental standards (and targets) ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in Scotland in November. For heavy transport English will be a revolution.

A moment of presentation of a hydrogen truck prototype at the Industrial Village of Turin, CNH. © Iveco

Apart from trucks, internal flights are also under fire

The plan would be to ban the sale of small diesel-powered trucks as early as 2035, and to ban the sale of trucks weighing more than 26 tons by 2040, or sooner if possible. This provision includes the creation of a “carbon-free” railway in 2050 and zero-emissions domestic flights in 2040.

In this regard, the government has announced that it has launched a tussle to achieve the goal, while ensuring that British citizens continue to fly for holidays, family trips and business “without contributing to climate change”. can keep.

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“Decarbonization is not just a theoretical process – British Government Transport Secretary Grant Shapps explainedReuters Agency – All this is based on ensuring that transport is properly developed for quality of life and for the economy. It is not a question of stopping doing things, but of doing them differently.”

unrealistic option, hence the trade union

The British government’s announcement sparked reactions from trade unions. There Petrol Retailers Association called the decision “optimistic but wholly unrealistic”, clarifying that “alternatives to diesel such as electric andhydrogen They are not yet developed to the point where they can be sold in the commercial sector. Without an adequate roadmap – notes end – only an aspiration remains”.

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