Why's it tricky? I personally don't see anything tricky about it, the whole thing is that the government wants to stop SALES of new petrol/diesel cars in the UK. If the export countries aren't buying into it, then there's no problem and the cars can still be bought overseas and exported overseas. Unless I'm missing something? Grant Shapps wants to bring it forward 3 more years, so 12 years left: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51474769 The UK's planned ban on sales of new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars could start as early as 2032, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said.