Which car makers have said they won't be selling petrol and diesel models by 2030?

The Prime Minister is expected to announce he is putting the brakes on the 2030 ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and pushing the deadline back to 2035.   

Many drivers will be celebrating the fact they will be able to buy a new motor with an internal combustion engine (ICE) under the bonnet for the next 11 years.

But not every car brand will be selling petrol and diesels in 2030.

That’s because many have already committed to pulling ICE cars from showrooms and transition to electric vehicles (EVs) by – or before – the end of the decade. 

These are just a few examples of brands that have already committed to selling only electric cars from 2030. Could the Government's decision to delay its ban on new petrol and diesel models to 2035 change their intentions?

These are just a few examples of brands that have already committed to selling only electric cars from 2030. Could the Government’s decision to delay its ban on new petrol and diesel models to 2035 change their intentions?

Rishi Sunak is poised to announce the shock push back amid concerns of economic hardship for families.

While the decision waters down targets implemented by Boris Johnson three years ago, the move will bring the UK in line with the EU, which has plotted the end of sales of new petrol and diesel cars from the middle of the next decade.

This will bring some consistency for vehicle manufacturers, who will have a single target to aim for in terms of when to ramp-up the output of EVs.

However, a number of major brands have already implemented plans to stop producing fossil fuel cars – and some of them well before the end of the decade. 

We’ve listed the makers who – currently – don’t intend to have any petrol or diesel cars in UK showrooms from 2030.

ALFA ROMEO

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2027

Alfa Romeo is plotting to unveil its first fully electric car next year and says that by 2027 its entire line-up with be battery powered. Currently, the only 'electrified' model it has is the Tonale plug-in hybrid (pictured)

Alfa Romeo is plotting to unveil its first fully electric car next year and says that by 2027 its entire line-up with be battery powered. Currently, the only ‘electrified’ model it has is the Tonale plug-in hybrid (pictured)

From 2025, Alfa Romeo says it plans to only launch pure-electric models, and by 2027 its entire line-up in Europe is expected to be EVs – some three years earlier than sister brands under the Stellantis group banner. 

It only has one ‘electrified’ car on sale today – the plug-in hybrid Tonale. Its first fully electric Alfa is expected to be unveiled next year and likely called the Brennero.

BENTLEY

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

Bentley to be electric in 2030: The iconic British brand will ditch petrol engines for good from 2026 and sell only fully-electric models by the end of the decade, bosses have stated

Bentley to be electric in 2030: The iconic British brand will ditch petrol engines for good from 2026 and sell only fully-electric models by the end of the decade, bosses have stated

Bentley was one of the first brands to pin its colours to the battery mast, announcing back in 2020 that it will be a fully-fledged electric car maker by 2030. Its first all-electric model is due in 2025.

It’s a huge shift for the iconic British brand, which will end its 111-year history of cars with petrol engines. 

Adrian Hallmark, Bentley’s chairman and chief executive, said it was time for ‘profound change’ for the motor maker: ‘We are on a mission. We need to change everything. But our cars in the future will look as inspirational and glorious as they do today.’ 

CITROEN

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

The Ami is Citroen's cheapest EV in Britain today costing from £7,695. The 'quadricycle' only has a range of 46 miles, top speed of 28mph, two seats, limited luggage space. Citroen is likely to match other Stellantis brands by going fully electric by 2030

The Ami is Citroen’s cheapest EV in Britain today costing from £7,695. The ‘quadricycle’ only has a range of 46 miles, top speed of 28mph, two seats, limited luggage space. Citroen is likely to match other Stellantis brands by going fully electric by 2030

The French brand will – like other Stellantis group car makers – only launch fully electric models from 2026 onwards.

While Citroen hasn’t clarified when it will stop selling EVs, it will likely be by 2030 to match the intentions of its parent group.

It currently offers five electric cars in its global model line-up – the e-C4, e-C4 X, e-Spacetourer, e-Berlingo and the dinky Ami quadricycle. 

CUPRA

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

Cupra's Born is its first fully-electric model ahead of it becoming an EV-only brand from 2023. By 2030, the spin off of Seat has intentions of selling only electric cars

Cupra’s Born is its first fully-electric model ahead of it becoming an EV-only brand from 2023. By 2030, the spin off of Seat has intentions of selling only electric cars

Cupra – the Spanish sporty spin-off brand of Seat – has one zero-emission vehicle on sale at the moment – the Born hatchback, which is essentially a re-badged Volkswagen ID.3.

However, in 2021, CEO Wayne Griffiths said the company has ‘the ambition to become a fully electric brand by 2030’.

DS AUTOMOBILES 

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2024 

DS says it will be an all-electric car brand by 2024. It currently sells just one EV - the DS3 E-Tense (pictured)

DS says it will be an all-electric car brand by 2024. It currently sells just one EV – the DS3 E-Tense (pictured)

The DS3 E-Tense is the French luxury marque’s first – and currently only – electric car. But not for long.

DS Automobile bosses confirmed it will be a fully-electric brand across the globe from 2024 – some three years earlier than other manufacturers under the Stellantis group’s ownership will make the transition.

Béatrice Foucher, CEO at DS Automobiles in 2021 said: ‘The car industry is experiencing a change whose breadth and speed are unprecedented. As a pioneer, DS Automobiles has anticipated this move, with electrification at the centre of its strategy. 

‘The next developments in legislation and the EV ecosystem provide opportunities that we want to offer to our customers who already like our electrified range. I took the decision to speed up the development to create a new 100 per cent electric art of travel, desirable in terms of enjoyment and remarkable in terms of quality and performance; a new art of travel, steadfastly high tech and still just as refined. 

‘It is a daring plan that will take shape from 2024.’ 

FIAT

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

Fiat's iconic 500 has already made the switch to EV power. Its new 600 will be a larger EV before all models sold in Europe will have a battery instead of a combustion engine

Fiat’s iconic 500 has already made the switch to EV power. Its new 600 will be a larger EV before all models sold in Europe will have a battery instead of a combustion engine

Italian car maker Fiat will say ‘arrivederci’ to petrol and diesel engines by 2030, bosses at the manufacturer confirmed in 2021. The brand will begin to phase out all combustion-engined models from its global line-up from 2025 – and by the end of the decade will no longer sell passenger cars with a petrol or diesel powerplant under the bonnet. 

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‘Between 2025 and 2030, our product line-up will gradually become electric only. 

‘This will be a radical change for Fiat,’ explained Fiat boss Olivier François while outlining the brand’s sustainability vision. 

Fiat’s biggest seller is without doubt the 500, which has already gone electric. The city car has been on sale in the UK since the beginning of 2021 and offers a range of up to 199 miles. It has recently announced the arrival of a bigger 600 EV.

FORD

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

'A trailblazer for a new breed of exciting electric vehicles': This is the Ford Explorer electric SUV. It will go on sale from 2024 and offer a range of more than 300 miles from a single charge. Ford will sell only electric cars from 2030 in Europe

‘A trailblazer for a new breed of exciting electric vehicles’: This is the Ford Explorer electric SUV. It will go on sale from 2024 and offer a range of more than 300 miles from a single charge. Ford will sell only electric cars from 2030 in Europe

Ford, one of the UK’s most popular car brand, announced in February 2021 that its entire passenger vehicle line-up in Europe will be electric or plug-in hybrid by mid-2026 – and in 2030 will be all-electric only.

Its first electric-only car is the impressive Mustang Mach-E that will be joined shortly by the new Explorer SUV. And Ford has already began sales of electric versions of its hugely popular Transit vans.

The manufacturer has also confirmed that it will utilise a strategic alliance formed with Volkswagen AG in 2019 in the early phase of its all-electric onslaught. Ford will use its German partner’s MEB electric vehicle platform to build more affordable models at its Cologne factory. 

GENESIS

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

The first electric Genesis was the GV60 (pictured). The Korean brand says it will only launch EV models from 2025

The first electric Genesis was the GV60 (pictured). The Korean brand says it will only launch EV models from 2025

Genesis – the luxury division of Korean brand Hyundai – is the new kid on the block and has only recently broken into Europe with a range of hybrid and electric cars.

From 2025, it will only be releasing models powered entirely by batteries, and some five years later it will only sell EVs in Europe, it has said.

JAGUAR 

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2025

Jaguar will become an 'all-electric luxury brand' in 2025 - meaning it has its work cut out considering it currently sells only one EV

Jaguar will become an ‘all-electric luxury brand’ in 2025 – meaning it has its work cut out considering it currently sells only one EV

Jaguar was the first premium car maker to put it to Tesla in 2018 with the launch of the I-Pace SUV. Some five years later, it remains its only EV on sale. However, that will all change in the next two years.

In February 2021, bosses outlined Jaguar’s intention to be an ‘all-electric luxury brand’ from 2025. The move will see Jaguar completely axe the petrol engines that made its name within the next three years.  

The first next-generation EV will be shown next year and is confirmed as a £100,000 four-door grand tourer with the ‘wow factor’.

JLR’s chief executive, Adrian Mardell, said earlier this year about Jaguar’s switch to being EV-only: ‘This is also about the renaissance of Jaguar. It’s personal. It’s unfinished business. Jaguar is going to be reborn. Our focus is now on delivery and execution.’  

JEEP

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

The Avenger is the first all-electric Jeep to go on sale, but more are coming in the next two years. The brand intends for 100% of its sales in Europe to be electric from 2030

The Avenger is the first all-electric Jeep to go on sale, but more are coming in the next two years. The brand intends for 100% of its sales in Europe to be electric from 2030

This week, we drove the first all-electric Jeep model, the Avenger, on UK roads. And this compact EV will soon be joined by a host of battery-powered siblings, with the company confirming four new electric cars by 2025.

By 2030, bosses say 100 per cent of sales in Europe will be electric. In its home nation, the US, around 50 per cent of sales by the end of the decade will be EVs. 

LEXUS

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

Lexus already has the RZ and UX300e (pictured) EVs on the market, but by 2030 it will sell only battery cars in Europe, North America and China

Lexus already has the RZ and UX300e (pictured) EVs on the market, but by 2030 it will sell only battery cars in Europe, North America and China 

Lexus – the premium arm of Toyota – has plenty of experience with hybrids, but not so much with pure electric cars, with only two currently on sale.

However, bosses at the end of 2021 outlined Lexus and Toyota’s plans to launch a total of 30 battery EVs by 2030. 

Lexus, though, will have a tighter deadline for the end of sale of petrol cars than its sister brand, aiming to sell only 100 per cent battery electric cars in major markets by 2030 – this includes Europe, North America and China.

MERCEDES-BENZ

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030 *but could delay to 2035

Mercedes already has an EV model in every segment it occupies. It has previously said it will sell only electric cars in nations where 'market conditions allow'. The delay to the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK might impact its strategy in Britain

Mercedes already has an EV model in every segment it occupies. It has previously said it will sell only electric cars in nations where ‘market conditions allow’. The delay to the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK might impact its strategy in Britain

Mercedes-Benz is one brand that has rapidly accelerated its shift to EVs in recent years with a range of – expensive – ‘EQ’ models. It already has a battery-electric car on sale in every segment and from 2025 onward it will only launch new battery-electric architecture.

Previously, CEO Ola Kallenius has said the brand will have only EVs in showrooms from 2030 where ‘market conditions allow’. 

That could see the intention to end sales of petrol and diesel cars from the end of the decade pushed back to coincide with Rishi Sunak’s U-turn on outlawing sales of new ICE models from 2030.

MINI

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

Mini recently unveiled its next-generation Mini Electric and confirmed production will be kept in Britain with a £600m investment in Plant Oxford in Cowley. From 2030, its parent group BMW said it will be an electric-only brand

Mini recently unveiled its next-generation Mini Electric and confirmed production will be kept in Britain with a £600m investment in Plant Oxford in Cowley. From 2030, its parent group BMW said it will be an electric-only brand

Mini’s parent company, BMW Group, confirmed that Mini will transform into a fully-electric brand by 2030, with deadlines already set in stone for how it will transition. 

It will launch its final new model with an internal combustion engine under the bonnet in 2025, hoping this will see half of all sales being electric cars by 2027. 

At this year’s Munich motor show, the car company unveiled its all-new Mini Electric hatchback and an all-electric version of the Countryman SUV. It has also committed to manufacturing EVs in Britain with a fresh investment in its Oxford car factory.   

PEUGEOT

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

Peugeot's e-208 and e-2008 crossover (pictured) are both exceptionally handsome models with plenty of range for their respective segments. The French will sell only electric cars in Europe by 2030 - but says it will still offer ICE models to other continents

Peugeot’s e-208 and e-2008 crossover (pictured) are both exceptionally handsome models with plenty of range for their respective segments. The French will sell only electric cars in Europe by 2030 – but says it will still offer ICE models to other continents

As with sister mainstream brands under the Stellantis banner, electrification is at the heart of the Peugeot’s strategy. It intended for 70 per cent of worldwide sales to be electric in 2022 and will remove all petrol and diesel models from showrooms by the end of the decade. 

Peugeot CEO Linda Jackson in December 2021 confirmed the French maker’s ambition to be an EV-only brand by 2030. However, buyers outside of Europe will still be able to buy new petrol and diesel-powered Peugeots during the next decade, it said.

POLESTAR 

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? Already has done

Polestar is the electric-only spin-off brand from Volvo. It currently only sells one model, the Polestar 2 EV, but more electric cars will follow

Polestar is the electric-only spin-off brand from Volvo. It currently only sells one model, the Polestar 2 EV, but more electric cars will follow

The spin-off electric-only arm of Volvo is a recent new addition to the market. It originally launched the Polestar 1, an exclusive – and ludicrously expensive – hybrid performance car, but models to follow will be more affordable, and more electric.

The Polestar 2 saloon on sale in a quality vehicle – one to definitely consider as an alternative to a Tesla Model 3 – and a Polestar 3 SUV, larger 4 SUV and Polestar 5 saloon should be on sale by 2026.

RENAULT

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

Renault says it will have eight electric cars on sale by 2025 - one of them being a funky EV-only reborn Renault 5 supermini. Bosses have said it will sell only electric cars in Europe from 2030

Renault says it will have eight electric cars on sale by 2025 – one of them being a funky EV-only reborn Renault 5 supermini. Bosses have said it will sell only electric cars in Europe from 2030

Renault has outlined its intention to be an all-electric car brand in Europe from 2030.

In an interview with Automotive News Europe in January 2022, CEO Luca de Meo is quoted as stating: ‘Renault will be 100 per cent electric in 2030 in Europe.’

This will see the acceleration of its previous plan to achieve 90 per cent EV sales in the region by that date. It has already confirmed the arrival of an all-electric reborn Renault 5 and 6.

ROLLS-ROYCE

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

This is the Spectre and it is Rolls-Royce's first foray into electrification. The 100% electric two-door limo cost from £330,000. Bosses at the exclusive marque have confirmed it will have an entirely electric line-up from 2030

This is the Spectre and it is Rolls-Royce’s first foray into electrification. The 100% electric two-door limo cost from £330,000. Bosses at the exclusive marque have confirmed it will have an entirely electric line-up from 2030

Even ultra-luxurious car makers are having to prepare for a switch away from combustion engines, with Rolls-Royce no different. 

It has already unveiled its first zero-emission car, the £330,000 Spectre, which we have already test driven. 

The entire Rolls-Royce range will be battery powered by 2030, bosses have confirmed. Chief executive Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said: ‘Over the past decade, I have been repeatedly asked, when will Rolls-Royce go electric? And when will you produce your first electric car? I answered with an unambiguous promise: ‘Rolls-Royce will go electric, starting this decade. Today, I’m keeping my word.’

SMART

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? Already has done

Smart currently only sales one new model, and it's electric. This compact SUV is called the #1

Smart currently only sales one new model, and it’s electric. This compact SUV is called the #1 

Smart has a jumpstart on most rivals with its electrification efforts, having ditched combustion engines entirely in 2019.

While you still might be able to find a handful of electric ‘EQ’ versions of the Fortwo and Forfour, these have relatively paltry ranges compared to other electric city cars on the market.

A more practical option is the new #1 compact SUV, a £35,950 family-friendly model with a range of up to 260 miles. 

TESLA

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? Has only ever sold electric cars

The Model Y is Britain's best-selling electric car and has been ever since arriving two years ago

The Model Y is Britain’s best-selling electric car and has been ever since arriving two years ago

One brand that won’t even sniffle at delay to the 2030 ban on sales of new combustion engine cars is US EV maker Tesla, which has gone from strength to strength in the UK in recent years.

Its Model Y is currently Britain’s most bought electric car.  

VAUXHALL 

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2028

From 2028, Vauxhall will no longer sell you a car or van with a petrol or diesel engine under the bonnet. Its Astra-e (pictured), Corsa-e and Mokka-e are all already on sale

From 2028, Vauxhall will no longer sell you a car or van with a petrol or diesel engine under the bonnet. Its Astra-e (pictured), Corsa-e and Mokka-e are all already on sale 

Vauxhall appears to be one brand that has signalled its switch to EVs mostly as a result of direction from ministers.

It says on its website: ‘The UK Government has banned the sale of petrol and diesel-powered new vehicles from 2030, and will only allow zero emissions-in-use vehicles from 2035. 

‘But we’re not waiting until then. From 2028, Vauxhall will only sell 100 per cent electric cars and vans, seven years ahead of the government deadline. We’re leading from the front with electric.’

Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant near Liverpool, which for decades produced the Astra family car, this year became the nation’s first EV-only manufacturing site. 

VOLVO

When will it stop selling petrol and diesel cars? 2030

Volvo says that 50% of its global sales should be fully-electric cars (like the C40 Recharge pictured) by 2025. From 2030, it will remove all petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles from its virtual showrooms

Volvo says that 50% of its global sales should be fully-electric cars (like the C40 Recharge pictured) by 2025. From 2030, it will remove all petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles from its virtual showrooms

Volvo has recently scrapped all diesel variants from its showrooms and will do the same with petrol engines before the end of the decade.

The Swedish carmaker, which is owned by Hangzhou-based Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, says that 50 per cent of its global sales should be fully-electric cars by 2025 – and the other half hybrid models.

From 2025, it will release a pure-electric model every year until 2030 when it will banish petrol and hybrid drivetrains entirely and sell only EVs – but not in showrooms, in online stores exclusively. 

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