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MOTOR NO MORE Iconic British car firm will discontinue production of ALL diesel & petrol...

•, Ethan Singh

AN ICONIC British car firm is one of several companies discontinuing the production of all diesel and petrol motors.

The extremely popular car giant Rolls-Royce said they will start to phase out all of their models that run off fuel by 2030.

It comes as Rishi Sunak announced he is putting the brakes on the 2030 ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and pushing the deadline back to 2035.   

He promised a "better, more proportionate way" of reaching Net Zero that did not punish hard-pressed families. 

Rolls Royce was founded in 1904 and built its reputation on the quiet grace of the powerful V12 engine.

But motor bosses decided to trigger the biggest shake up in the firm's history after more than a century of engineering at the prestigious brand.

CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös said in September 2021 that the change heralds the dawn of a cleaner era.

He said: "Today is the most significant day in the history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars since 4th May, 1904.

"I am proud to announce that Rolls-Royce is to begin the on-road testing programme for an extraordinary new product that will elevate the global all-electric car revolution and create the first – and finest – super-luxury product of its type.

"With this new product we set out our credentials for the full electrification of our entire product portfolio by 2030.