This exciting announcement brings forward the end date for sales of new ICE vehicles to 2030. After 2035, new vehicles must all be zero emissions. Between 2030 and 2035, new cars and vans can be sold if they have significant zero emission capability, which will include some plug-in and full hybrids. The definition of significant zero emission capability will be consulted on later this year.
The requirements are technology neutral, but the consultation acknowledges that BEVs are the best choice today.