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Britain to Ban Sales of ICE Cars by 2035

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Feb. 5, 2020—Britain plans to forbid the sales of internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035, which is five years earlier than previous plans, according to a report from NBC News and Reuters.

The step is intended to greatly curb pollution and emissions from vehicles and is one of multiple efforts around the world to slow sales of the century-old design.

France plans to ban the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040, the story says. Norway's Parliament has set a goal to make all cars emit zero emissions by 2025.

EV registrations rose by 144 percent from 2018 to 2019 in Britain, according to the report. Combustion engine vehicles still account for a vast majority of new registrations.

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