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Green revolution: Net-zero plans set to increase car costs by HUNDREDS of pounds

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Ministers are looking at rising car-related costs as part of the Government’s path toward net-zero. The plans suggest the average cost of using a petrol car could increase by more than £100 per year.

Gas bills would also see an increase of as much as £170, according to The Times.

The Prime Minister and the Chancellor are set to meet Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary, to talk about the plans.

The programme could come into force as soon as 2022.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, warned there was “much to do” in the transport sector over the coming years.

She expressed her support for the planned phase-out of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

Ms Trevelyan said everyone would “easily be part” of the change to electric transport as more drivers adopted the cars over the next few years.

She told GB News: “Industry has absolutely come alongside us on this journey to drive decarbonisation.

“There is much to do in the way we move around, our transport choices.

“We have changed the law so by 2030 all new cars and vans sold will have to be zero-emissions.

“You and I will easily be part of that transition because that is what will be in the market from 2030.”

She added: “There’s a lot to do and it is going to be a team effort… It is a revolution in every sense.”

GB News host Kirsty Gallacher asked Ms Trevelyan whether the Government’s goal to reach net-zero by 2050 was “realistic”.

The minister said it was a “huge challenge” to achieve the new “world leading” targets but still backed the plans.

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