Britain to ban new diesel and petrol cars in 2040

Ministers in the British government think low air quality poses the biggest environmental threat to public health, but that threat is avoidable. They’re moving to clean up the skies by targeting emissions-pumping vehicles. Following a similar move in France, Britain aims to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars from 2040 on.

Earlier this year, London smashed annual air pollution limits in a mere five days.

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