Will There Be No Non-Electric Cars in 2035 UK

With the advent and increase in electric cars on the road, in addition to the installation of car charging ports in homes and public parking areas alike, are petrol fuelled car becoming obsolete? With countries like the UK opting for a dramatic reduction in emissions, it can be understandable as to why people may believe petrol fuelled vehicles are being phased out.

In this blog, we will answer the question ‘Will there be no non-electric cars in 2035 in the UK?’

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Are electric cars more reliable?

Are electric cars more reliable?

The reliability of electric cars compared to fuelled cars is a bit of a mixed bag right now. There are arguments to be made for both sides:

  • Simpler design, potentially fewer problems: In theory, electric vehicles should be more reliable. Electric motors have far fewer moving parts than combustion engines, which means there’s less that can go wrong mechanically. Additionally, electric vehicles require less routine maintenance like oil changes.
  • Newer technology, potential for bugs: However, electric vehicles are a relatively new technology, and some studies have shown they experience more issues than traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. These issues tend to be with battery and charging systems, as well as software glitches, rather than mechanical breakdowns. As the technology matures, these issues may become less common.

Are electric powered cars the only alternative?

No. There are a few alternative fuel sources for vehicles besides electric cars. Here are some of the most promising contenders:

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles:These vehicles use hydrogen gas to power an electric motor. Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, and when used in a fuel cell vehicle, it produces only water vapour as an emission. However, there are currently very little hydrogen fuelling stations available, and the technology is still in its early stages of development.
  • Biofuels:Biofuels are fuels made from organic materials, such as plant oils or animal fats. They can be used in existing petrol or diesel engines, but they are typically more expensive than traditional fuels. Biofuels can also be controversial, as their production can sometimes compete with food production for land use.
  • Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs):Natural gas is a cleaner-burning fuel than petrol or diesel. NGVs are typically used in fleet vehicles, such as buses and taxis, but there are also a few NGV passenger cars available. The availability of natural gas fuelling stations is limited, however.

Will there be no non-electric cars in 2035 in the UK?

Will there be no non-electric cars in 2035 in the UK?

Not exactly. Although there is a greater push on electric vehicles becoming the standardised option, it is currently only the purchase of non-electric vehicles that will be phased out by 2035.

This means that from 2035 onwards, you will only be able to purchase an electric car in the UK. Any vehicles that are non-electric will still be allowed to drive. It is entirely likely that usage of a non-electric vehicle would be made more difficult, by introducing additional costs after the 2035 threshold.

Non-electric vehicles may still be available to purchase in other parts of the world, but whether they will be allowed to be imported remains to be seen. This is because it may offset the UK’s target to significantly reduce emissions.

Why is the zero emissions target so far away?

At the time of writing in 2024, the UK’s zero emissions target will come into place in 11 years. It may be that this timeline was put together in collaboration with automotive companies, allowing them a large enough window to continue their intended releases, whilst giving them enough time to prepare electric alternatives.

This works to the benefit of the automotive industry, as they will have electric alternatives ready for the UK market, potentially offsetting any financial losses than if they hadn’t prepared for the change.

If all vehicles are electric, do we still need fossil fuels?

Yes. Even if all vehicles were electric, fossil fuels would likely still be used for a variety of purposes, including:

  • Electricity generation: While the trend is towards renewable sources like solar and wind, globally a significant portion of electricity is still generated from fossil fuels like coal and natural gas.
  • Industrial processes: Many industries rely on fossil fuels for high-heat processes that are difficult to electrify currently.
  • Aviation and maritime transportation: Large-scale electric aeroplanes and cargo ships are still under development, so fossil fuels would likely remain the main source of power for these sectors for some time.
  • Plastics and other chemicals: Fossil fuels are a key feedstock for many industrial chemicals used to make plastics, fertilizers, and other products.

However, the overall demand for fossil fuels would likely decline significantly if all vehicles were electric. This could lead to lower prices and potentially new uses being developed.

Do electric cars have their own number plates?

Yes, all-electric cars use a unique number plate, which is characterised by a green stripe on the plate. However, all-electric vehicles are also able to use private plates too.

Bespoke Plates makes the hassle of getting yourself a brand-new number plate easy and efficient. This is regardless of whether you’re after a standard replacement number plate, or a gel plate. Here is the process.

By following these steps, you will also have the option to see the plate before making a decision.

Visualising how your plate can look in real-time, with the characters from your actual registration plate, saves time and makes it easy for you to know what you want before you get it. Let us walk you through the process of choosing your plate through us.

  1. Head to the Bespoke Plates website
  2. Select the plate style you want under the “Build Your Plate” tab. Alternatively, you can follow this link.
  3. Enter your registration (You can press ‘preview’ to see your registration with all the modification options you have selected.)
  4. When selecting your chosen plate, you can opt for 3D/4D options, a Hex plate, and whether you want a legal plate or a show plate.
  5. Select preferred optional accessories.
  6. Decide if you are collecting with installation, or if you want it to be delivered.

Installing through Bespoke Plates ensures the best service & secure installation for your number plate, along with guidance for any questions you may have.

Can any car have an electric number plate?

No. Electric number plates are only available for vehicles that are all-electric. This means that hybrid vehicles, and those that are traditionally fuelled, will not be able to use an electric number plate.

Buy an electric number plate today

Buy an electric number plate today

In this blog, we have highlighted our plate options, and the information you need in order to obtain our stylish customisation options for your vehicle. Whilst answering the question ‘Will there be no non-electric cars in 2035 in the UK?’

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