Toyota to leave UK if government bans hybrid car sales from 2030

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Toyota has threatened to stop manufacturing in the UK if the government goes ahead with its plans to ban the sale of hybrid cars from 2030.

The marquee told government officials the ban would constrain “manufacturing, retail and other business activities” as well as “future investment.”

“If the government adopts an SZEC [significant zero emission capability] requirement that causes an early end to the sale of new full hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle sales in 2030, there would be an impact on a number of areas,” reads a document sent by the Japanese multinational and seen by the Telegraph.


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