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OVO reacts to government's plan to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040

Reacting to the government's plan to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040, Tom Pakenham, Head of Electric Vehicles, OVO Energy said:

"The government's plan to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 is an ambitious target but long overdue. UK's air quality is a risk to public health and the environment and needs bold and robust action from both government and industry to reduce pollution levels. 

The momentum for electric vehicles is already growing rapidly with the number on the road projected to reach one million by 2022, suggesting consumers will switch well before 2040. Energy companies are uniquely placed to drive this transition by connecting electric vehicles with the grid, and at OVO we're exploring innovative and exciting ways to maximise this opportunity for the benefit of both customers and the environment."