Ministers have been urged by MPs, economists and motoring groups to rethink plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.
Criticism is growing over the most significant government intervention in the car market to date, amid claims that regulation is not needed to promote electric vehicles (EVs).
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned in 2030 while new hybrid cars, which use a combination of electric and conventional fuels, will be banned in 2035.
Doubts have been raised over whether there will be adequate charging infrastructure and MPs have warned that a move to entirely EV is “unrealistic”.
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