British motorcyclists’ organization MAG has received confirmation that motorcycles are not on the government’s list of petrol and diesel vehicles that can not be sold from 2030.
In the United Kingdom the government has announced that they will end the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030. The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG), a member of FEMA, has received confirmation from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the sale of petrol motorcycles is not in scope of the announcement.
In November 2020 the government formally announced a Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. Included in the plan is the announcement that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the UK will end by 2030. This is ten years earlier than planned.
The position on motorcycles is not mentioned in the announcement. MAG therefore contacted the DfT for clarification and received confirmation that motorcycles are not in scope of the government’s announcement regarding the ending of sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans.
The DfT went on to say that there are no timeframes for ending the sale of petrol/diesel motorcycles. Further, should the department wish to make such an announcement, they will consult first with the Motorcycle Action Group and its members.
Written by Colin Brown (MAG UK)
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