The Government has announced that the UK will end the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has received confirmation from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the sale of petrol motorcycles is not in scope of today’s announcement.
The Government today (18th November 2020) formally announced a Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. Included in the plan is the announcement that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the UK will end by 2030. This is ten years earlier than planned.
The position on motorcycles is not mentioned in the announcement. MAG therefore contacted the DfT for clarification. We received confirmation that motorcycles are not in scope of today’s announcement regarding the ending of sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans.
The Department contact went on to say that there are no timeframes for ending the sale of petrol/diesel motorcycles. Further, should the department wish to make such an announcement, they will consult first with the Motorcycle Action Group and its members.