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This ban on polluting vehicles proves the green revolution is coming—businesses must adapt, and fast

The government is clearly justified in making the announcement—the ban will clean up our air and help tackle global warming. But the real change is only just beginning

By Bryony Worthington  

A sign marks an electric vehicle charging point. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/PA Images

You’ve got to hand it to Environment Secretary Michael Gove, he’s a quick learner with an instinctive grasp of how to control an agenda. The recent announcement that the UK will follow France in banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 dominated the news. A spectrum of papers ran it on their front pages and TV crews were hastily despatched on a search for electric vehicle charging points to juxtapose with ubiquitous…

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