Thank you very much for your email of 31 January about petrol and diesel cars, and I appreciate you taking the trouble to get in touch.
As part of an ambitious ten point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, the Government plans to bring forward to 2030 the date at which sales of new petrol and diesel cars will end, following extensive consultation with car manufacturers and sellers.
This ban is only on the sale of new combustion engine cars; those already on the road will still be legal to own and drive. As I understand it, there is no suggestion that classic cars powered by traditional petrol or diesel engines will be forced off the road.
I have written on your behalf to the Transport Secretary to raise your particular concerns, and I will let you know as soon as I have a reply.
Thank you again for contacting me.
With every good wish,
Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP
17th February 2023