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The UK roads to be free of petrol and diesel cars by 2040?

Theresa May wants UK roads to be free of petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

The Prime Minister is to announce a £106 million funding boost for research into the development of zero-emission vehicles so that Britain can "lead from the front" when it comes to green technology.

Speaking at the inaugural Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham, she said: "I want to see Britain, once again, leading from the front and working with industries and countries around the world to spearhead change.

"That is why I have set this country an ambitious mission. To put the UK at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero-emission vehicles and for all new cars and vans to be effectively zero-emission by 2040."

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