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Top brands which won't sell petrol and diesel cars by 2030 listed


Keir Starmer’s Labour Party has pledged to reintroduce a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 at the launch of their General Election manifesto.

The Conservatives pushed back on the idea last September with bans adjusted back to 2035 to help manufacturers and customers adjust.

However, a handful of mainstream brands already have plans to end production of their combustion models and switch to electric cars by this date.

Some have even pledged to only pump out electric machines within a few years in a bid to get ahead of the competition.

Express.co.uk takes a look at the manufacturers from Ford to Nissan to Vauxhall set to adopt EVs by the end of the decade.

Alfa Romeo 

The iconic Italian manufacturer looks set to be a trailblazer for electric models with an earlier transition than many of its rivals.

The marque has pleaded that it will only launch fully-electric machines from 2025 with its entire line-up in Europe to be EVs from 2027.

The group boasts it will be the fastest brand in the global automotive scene to go from zero-electrified vehicles in 2022 to an entire range by 2027.

The move is earlier than other Stellantis brands with most firms opting for a 2030 transition date.

Ford 

The popular American brand has previously announced that its entire European range could be fully electric by 2030. However, there have been hints this target could be pushed back if allowed.

Ford boss Jim Farley recently warned the company would only fully embrace EVs if they could guarantee a financial return on investment.

Meanwhile, Martin Sander, general manager of Ford Model e Europe suggested the brand could still sell petrol / electric hybrid cars beyond 2030 if there was market demand.

He also admitted that demand for EVs was “behind our expectations now” and admitted the company had to be “reasonable” over its next move.

Vauxhall

The British brand aims to beat the 2030 deadline and fully transition to an electric car fleet by 2028.

The popular manufacturer already sells electric versions of their popular models such as the Corsa, Mokka and Astra vehicles.

An electric van is set to come on stream in 2025 before fully embracing the new technology three years later.

Vauxhall posted online: “From 2028, Vauxhall will only sell 100 percent electric cars and vans, seven years ahead of the government deadline. We’re leading from the front with electric.”

Other 

A range of other household names have already committed to transferring to EVs by 2030.

Luxury car brand Bentley has backed the move while French brand Citroen has also pledged to EVs by the end of the decade.

Meanwhile, Jeep, Lexus, Mini, Renault, Rolls Royce and Volvo are also expected to support a 2030 transition.

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