The Motorcycle Action Group has received an assurance that motorcycles are “not in scope” for 2030’s ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-fuelled vehicles.
After the UK government announced on 18 November that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will end by 2030, as part of Boris Johnson’s prime-ministerial career rejuvenation through a “Green Industrial Revolution”, MAG immediately noted the position on motorcycles wasn’t mentioned. It therefore contacted the Department for Transport for clarification.
The DfT responded by confirming motorcycles were “not in scope” regarding the 18 November announcement and a spokesperson went on to say that there are currently no time frames for ending the sale of petrol-engined bikes. And further, should the DfT wish to make such a move, it will consult first with MAG and its members.