Toyota threatens to pull out of the UK over combustion limits
Toyota is apparently threatening to stop its British car production if the ban on new hybrid cars in the UK is brought forward to 2030. The British government had brought forward the ban on the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by five years to 2030 and announced the end of hybrid cars by 2035.
Recently, however, there have been several rumours suggesting that the government might also bring forward the hybrid phase-out by five years to 2030. According to documents from Toyota that have now surfaced, the Japanese carmaker is threatening to stop all its production in the UK if the date is brought forward.
I hope the UK goverment does bring forward the date to 2030.
Putting arbitrary deadlines into UK law does nothing other than make us poorer, less competitive and trying to win a virtue signalling prize for a race the rest of the world aren’t even running in.