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Copart Statement – Petrol and Diesel Car Sales Ban

Copart comments on PM’s announcement concerning petrol and diesel ban from 2030.


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Commenting on the Prime Minister’s announcement that of petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030, Jane Pocock, MD of Copart, the UK’s largest salvage and used car auction company, said: 

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Jane Pocock

“We welcome this bold vision from the Prime Minister but planning for 2030 must begin now. Copart will be at the forefront of dealing with the implications of a surge in demand for EV.”

“We expect a significant increase in the number of motorists taking advantage of government incentives to trade in their petrol or diesel vehicles for low-emissions vehicles, and those used vehicles have to go somewhere.”

“Copart moves 500,000 vehicles through its auction site each year, and we are steadily building further  capacity so that we can handle the increases in the wake of the PM’s announcement and take advantage  of our Europe-wide footprint.”

She noted that, as a result of the plans, the government has ruled out new of hybrid vehicles from  2035, unless those vehicles can ‘drive a significant distance with no carbon coming out of the tailpipe,’  which will rule out most of the current hybrid models.

Turning to the fleet sector, Jane said:

“Post 2030 there will be a lot of petrol and diesel vehicles remaining on our roads, so the demand for green parts from salvaged vehicles will be significant.  

“In the next decade, Copart will continue to maximise returns for our customers. We won’t be turning our  backs on fossil fuel vehicles while there are still millions on the road, and we have the additional  advantage of being able to access the overseas market.”


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