Cop26: carmakers agree to end sale of fossil fuel vehicles by 2040

Cop26: carmakers agree to end sale of fossil fuel vehicles by 2040

But ‘landmark agreement’ signed by 24 countries also notable for absences of major manufacturers

Twenty-four countries and a group of leading car manufacturers have committed to ending the era of fossil-fuel powered vehicles by 2040 “or earlier”, in a major new commitment set at Cop26.

The agreement to sell only zero-emissions vehicles from this time, unveiled at the UN climate summit in Glasgow on Thursday, includes Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK, which had already agreed to phase out new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030.

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