PETROL, diesel and hybrid cars will be banned throughout the UK from 2035, government plans have revealed.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed the eco-friendly strategy ahead of a United Nations climate summit meeting, known as COP26, which is due to take place in Glasgow in November.

The original date of 2040 for the ban was brought forward by five years after experts said 2040 would be too late a date if the UK wishes to achieve its net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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In 2019, the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050.