U.K. to Ban Sale of Diesel, Gasoline Vehicles by 2040

The internal combustion engine was dealt another blow on Wednesday when the U.K. pledged to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2040, following a similar move three weeks ago by France.

While far from a knockout, the decisions by the U.K. and France—which together account for about a third of new cars sold in the European Union—are among the most aggressive moves by governments recently to legislate away the traditional…

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