May 15, 2018 / 5:42 PM / 9 months ago

UK to detail 2040 new petrol and diesel car ban in weeks ahead

FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagon diesel tank cap is seen in London, Britain September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will release more details in the weeks ahead on its planned ban of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040, business secretary Greg Clark said on Tuesday.

There is particular uncertainty as to whether hybrid cars, vehicles that have both an electric and combustion engine, will be included or not.

“We’re going to publish a strategy paper on this in the weeks ahead,” said Clark.

“It is very much designed to be a transition that is industry-led.”

Reporting by Costas Pitas, editing by James Davey

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