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Going Electric

I have a a VW campervan (diesel) and a Mercedes C-Class C180 (petrol) and I would have expected these to last me for my remaining 10-12 years of driving. I’m looking for options to reduce my carbon footprint and I can’t believe that scrapping these two vehicles and buying electric is the most environmentally sound way of proceeding.

Is there any sizeable movement in the market towards developing replacement hybrid or electric motors to avoid the mass scrapping of otherwise useable vehicles?

Asked on 26 October 2021 by Paul sims

Answered by Andrew Brady
I don't think anyone's expecting you to scrap useable vehicles. The 2030 petrol and diesel 'ban' is simply on the sale of new vehicles – you'll still be able to use older petrol and diesel cars beyond that date. That said, there are companies that specialise in the conversion of existing cars (usually classics) into electric vehicles. Take a look at London Electric Cars, for example.
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