2030 petrol and diesel ban: what is it and which automobiles are affected?

All new conventional petrol and diesel automobiles and vans are set to be banned from sale in 2030. new hybrids will be given a stay of execution until 2035, on the condition they are capable of covering a “significant distance” in zero-emission mode – a term which the government has yet to define.
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New plug-in hybrids will remain in showrooms for another five years, before being outlawed in 2035. The government has also confirmed it will allow conventional hybrids, such as the Toyota Prius, to remain on sale until 2035, as long as they are capable of achieving the “significant” zero-emission distance.
After 2035, the only new automobiles and vans that can be sold will be pure electric ones such as the Tesla model 3 and Nissan Leaf, plus any hydrogen-powered cars, such as the Hyundai Nexo and Toyota Mirai, that may exist at that point. Second-hand automobiles will be unaffected by the ban, however, allowing petrol and diesel cars, plus conventional hybrids without “significant” zero-emission capability, to change hands on the used market after 2030.

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To help facilitate the transition from fossil-fuel cars, £1.3 billion is being invested in EV chargepoints for homes, streets and motorways across England. A even more £582 million is being set aside for grants to help people into EVs and PHEVs. The government is also investing £500 million in battery development and mass production, while £525 million is earmarked for the nuclear power plants, partly to help meet the demand for electrical power the growing number of EVs will bring. 
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