UK Petrol Motorcycles Ban Announced! Is The USA Far Behind?

A couple days ago while doing some online searching related to another article I came across this piece of alarming information about the proposed UK petrol ban. I’ve spent the last few days reviewing the allegations. I checked the information and it’s time to share this with you.

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UK Petrol Motorcycle Ban Proposed To Take Effect in 13 Years!


Former UK Prime Minister Lady May introduced the original UK petrol ban legislation

Theresa May

Theresa Mary, Lady Mayis a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019.

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During her term, then UK Prime Minister Theresa May who is a conservative decided to work for unity and form an alliance with the other side on the Climate Change Issues they were championing. She introduced the original UK Petrol Ban legislation.

  • Created legislation to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and trucks by 2014
  • Motorcycles were not included in the original legislation.
  • The legislation failed and eventually she was not re-elected
  • The Legislation remained behind never having been truly disposed off for other political reasons.
Boris Johnson revived and sponsored the current UK petrol ban

Boris Johnson

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson  is a British politician and writer serving as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2019.

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During his term, Boris Johnson revived the UK Petrol Ban legislation and began trying to get it implemented.

  • in 2019 he initially changed the date from 2014 to 2035
  • In response to demands the deadline was changed again to 2030
  • Motorcycles were added to the legislation during his effort to pass this legislation.
  • Currently this would mean that in 8 years it will be illegal to sell any petrol motorcycle in the UK.
  • Most other private vehicles are included in the legislation.
  • Certain government and other necessary vehicles will be exempt.
  • Effectively is a deadline to switch over to electric vehicles.

This is a good video about the Petrol Ban. Let it play in the background. It’s chock full of good information.

Here are two more video’s. They are about the proposed Anti Tamper Law for motorcycles. As written this could even make lighting or mirror changes illegal. As I understand it, it is being worked on in conjunction with the Petrol Ban. Must watch.

These are some shocking revelations intended to affect our motorcycling brothers and sisters in the UK and the EU. As the entire world is moving toward electric vehicles and legislation such as this is becoming popular among the legislators worldwide…can the United States of America be far behind?

As I said, your comments are welcome.