EXPRESS UK: Motoring industry attacks plans to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2035 after metal concerns

A PROPOSED ban on petrol and diesel car sales from 2035 has been attacked by a range of motoring experts spoken to by

Motoring specialists have shown a range of reservations for the introduction with many concerned on whether Britain was ready to go all-electric. Concerns were raised over the lack of infrastructure and extra pressures which may be placed onto dealers to make sales.

In the most shocking claim, some experts predict the ban could lead to a shortage of key metals such as cobalt.

The group said the risk of supply shortages has not been considered by the government and warned generating extra supplies can take up to ten years.

Speaking to, Brian Menell, CEO of TechMet said: “The problem with forcing wholesale changes to the type of vehicles we drive is that the government is not considering the challenges of supplying the raw materials to build these new electric vehicles.