The British government is banning the sale of new fuel cars by 2030, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms in his column for the

Financial Times

.

To ensure that this transition runs smoothly, the Johnson government wants to invest a total of 3.1 billion euros in electric cars, charging infrastructure and factories for battery packs in the coming years.

Johnson's confirmation is in line with what the

Financial Times reported

on Tuesday.

The sale of new passenger cars and commercial vehicles with only a fuel engine will be prohibited from 2030.

Hybrid models can be sold for another five years, according to Johnson, but only if they "can drive a significant distance without exhaust emissions," said the prime minister.

It is not yet known what that minimum electric range for a hybrid will be.

However, it does seem that Johnson is referring to plug-in hybrids here and not mild or regular hybrids.

According to leading magazine

Autocar

, the electric vehicle market share in the UK is 5.5 percent this year.

In a way, manufacturers have already taken into account the new purpose of the British government.

For example, at the beginning of this month, Bentley announced that it will only have fully electric cars in the model range by 2030.

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