Boston Renewables welcome the news that new diesel and petrol vehicles are to be banned from 2040 in the UK.

The BBC reported on 26th July that “The UK announcement comes amid signs of an accelerating shift towards electric cars instead of petrol and diesel ones, both at home and abroad:

Earlier this month, President Emmanuel Macron announced similar plans to phase out diesel and petrol cars in France, also from 2040. Also, BMW  announced on Tuesday that a fully electric version of the Mini will be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford from 2019 & Swedish carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from the same year.

The government will later publish its clean air strategy, favouring electric cars, before a High Court deadline.”

Whilst the ban comes into effect in 23 years’ time, Boston Renewables urges businesses to consider investing in electric vehicles, whether that is forklifts, delivery vehicles or company cars. The charging infrastructure required for electric vehicles is also another major consideration. The majority of sites will not have a sufficiently large electricity supply to enable rapid charging and so batteries will have to fulfil this role. Boston Renewables provides a turnkey service for the design, installation and maintenance of electric vehicle charging points and battery storage systems.

The pace of change of technology becomes ever faster each day and the global drive for low carbon economies is a powerful force that will inevitably accelerate the transition to electric vehicles becoming the norm.

Opportunities to create charging points to assist EV drivers are varied and widespread. Homes, offices, retail outlets, hospitality venues, public car parks, in fact almost anywhere where a white lined box exists! The message is clear, embrace the change and look forward to an emission free future!

For more information on Boston Renewables please visit or give us a call to discuss your project on 01482 679757.