Express headline scares Petrol and Diesel car owners

PETROL and diesel car owners have been warned of possible petrol stations changes which could come into effect within years.

Express – May 2021

The 2030 petrol and diesel car ban could signal major changes for road infrastructure which could have massive consequences for owners of traditional models.

What the Government actually said is…

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars to end in the UK by 2030.

Between 2030 and 2035, new cars and vans can be sold if they have the capability to drive a significant distance with zero emissions (for example, plug-in hybrids or full hybrids), and this will be defined through consultation.

.Gov – November 2020

Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging said petrol and diesel pumps would still be available but this would be a reduced service to cover the small segment” who hadn’t switched to electric vehicles.

“I think there will be new build sites which are just electric and there will be some sites which are so important they simply just have to transition the whole site over to electric. Especially in city centres where the petrol and diesel cars won’t be allowed to drive anywhere.”

Express – May 2021

Responses to the article

There are plenty of negative comments from Express readers, mostly complaining about the purchase price of Electric cars or batteries. What they don’t seem to be aware of is that the cost is expected to reduce and that batteries can be reused. Some readers are still, in 2021, referring to Electric cars as ‘Milk floats’ and complaining about the limited range compared to Petrol and Diesel cars.

Clarifications

New Electric car charging parlours

Gridserve has launched the first of at least 100 New Electric car charging parlours. With shops, including Costa Coffee, Post Office, and a lounge.

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