Marianne Brown reports on new British, French and Italian initiatives.

More countries are setting goals for zero emission private transport, with France and the UK announcing plans to ban sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040, following public health concerns. The moves were followed by an announcement from the Scottish government, which said it would end the need for new petrol or diesel ve­hicles by 2032 by expanding charging facilities and making the longest road in the country, the A9, the first “electric-enabled highway”.

Using incentives rather than imposing a ban follows the example ...


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