Although Johnson has yet to make another official announcement, sources are now claiming that will happen later this week in a speech regarding future environmental policy. The Prime Minister’s office refused to comment on the report. The FT report, however, does claim the UK’s new timetable will not include some hybrid and plug-in hybrids vehicles; they will supposedly be allowed to be sold until 2035.
If this report is accurate, then major automakers are not going to be pleased, mainly because their long-term electrification plans may not be able to make that deadline. The UK auto market is not something they can afford to ignore.