They are banning the selling of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, so petrol and diesel cars will still be able to be used on road. At the moment.
I would imagine the numbers of fossil fuel cars would be diminishing on the run up to this date but the main problem might be the lack of conventional fuel stations. May be Amazon will deliver fuel by drone???!!!!!
Interesting... it hadn't dawned on me that petrol station numbers would dwindle. I ran a Vauxhall Ampera for three years and can tell you that once faster charging is available giving a 200m + range on a charge your average buyer will shift to electric. Charging at home each night would result in the decline of petrol stations quite quickly.
The biggest problem is the electricity grid. A couple of electric cars in the same street already causes problems. The only solution I think (without spending vast sums on the grid) is to store electricity in battery packs at home. They can charge from solar panels or slowly from the grid through the day. The battery pack would then be able to supply the electricity to the car at the higher 130+ amp required for fast charging.
The government would be better off subsidising solar panels and battery packs when bought with a new car if they want to push people into electric cars. The fact that the grid won't cope is the rather large elephant in the room!
Anyway by 2040 we'll all be getting about in our flying cars!!
I'm wondering what it'll do for classic car prices. I felt a bit sad when I saw the news. In 2040 I'll be 60 and I was hoping that in my lovely days of retirement I could enjoy pootling around in some classics rather than them being on bricks because I can't get any fuel. I'm comforted by my memories of Tomorrows World on TV in the 80's saying that by now we'd all be flying around in jet packs and that Mars would be a holiday destination....