News 2021: 5G and Smart Metering make autonomous driving closer The success of 5G could launch smart metering and act as a driving force for the rebirth of industrial and social Europe as early as 2021, such as the implications for self-driving cars. Smart Mobility UK to end sales of petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030 The UK has announced that the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans will end in 2030, 10 years earlier than planned. The sale of plug-in hybrid vehicles will stop in 2035. News Volvo has highest EV ratio in new car sales With nearly 96,000 units sold year-to-date to end November 2020, Renault is leading the European EV market sales. Compared to last year, this figure represents an 80% increase in registrations. It is Volvo Cars, however that boasts the highest EV ratio in its new car sales: more than one in four Volvos sold in Europe today have a plug.