In November 2020, the government set out targets to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030 with all cars and vans going fully net zero by 2035. Now over two years later, industry data and feedback may suggest this target isn’t realistic. A recent poll carried out by car insurance comparison site, Quotezone, found that 8 out of 10 drivers, 82%, feel the ban is too soon, while the vast majority, 83%, don’t want to see traditionally fuelled cars scrapped at all and are calling for the government to delay the ban.

The current challenge is the lack of high-powered EV charging points to support a fully net zero economy. According to the RAC, less than a quarter of motorway service stations have the correct number of EV charging points. Six service stations on major motorway routes across the UK having have no charging points at all. According to an industry expert, Simon Williams, “the lack of charging facilities is becoming the number one reason for drivers not going electric”.

If there is a delay, it will mean more cars will be on the road for longer and with the cost and on-going challenges for new parts, more people will be turning to green sustainable car parts for their repairs.

We will continue to support our clients by using our integrated circular approach – reduce, reuse, remanufacture and recycle means vehicles will stay on the road sustainably for longer maximising value and vehicle lifecycle.

We can only speculate at this stage on what will happen but, we are ever evolving to market moving changes to deliver a high-quality and effective service for our valued clients.