What exactly is happening and when?
The ICE vehicle ban states that from 1 January 2035, it’ll no longer be possible to buy or lease a new car or van in the UK that’s powered solely by fossil fuels.
After that point, only new sales of cars and vans that are “fully zero emission at the tailpipe” will be allowed. So from 2035 the only new cars and vans allowed will be electric vehicles (EVs) and those powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Though it will still be possible to sell (and buy) used ICE vehicles and hybrids after that.
The government recently pushed the date the ban will be implemented back from 2030 to 2035. Despite this, the ban’s only a few fleet replacement cycles away, so now’s the ideal time to get your whole business thinking about it.