First France, now UK, and soon Germany. All have set a date of 2040 for the transition to no-emissions vehicles. France fell off their rocker with an outright ban. The UK’s approach is more moderate. At least the Brits realised that banning makes current cars worthless, new gas/diesel cars unsellable, and threatens the jobs of nearly a million workers in their country alone. The new goals are still incredibly ambitious, and will require the concerted efforts of many groups.
An interesting sidebar to the UK’s announcement is that they want to do away with speed bumps, which provoke severe braking, releasing fine particles into the air. Road works have scattered bumps all over France, in copious quantities, and gradients to knock your socks off, or at least your bumper and muffler. This is covered comically in Chapter 26 of French License.