Home News From 2035 Onwards, the EU Votes to Keep the Ban on the Sale of Gas and Diesel Cars

From 2035 Onwards, the EU Votes to Keep the Ban on the Sale of Gas and Diesel Cars

From 2035 Onwards, the EU Votes to Keep the Ban on the Sale of Gas and Diesel Cars

In July 2021, the European Commission published an official plan that covered renewable energy sources, renovating buildings, and a proposed ban on the sale of new cars equipped with combustion engines from 2035.

The green strategy was widely discussed and some of the largest economies in the European Union were not particularly happy with the planned sales ban. However, just earlier this week, lawmakers in the EU voted to uphold the ICE ban from the middle of the next decade.

The final shape of the law will be discussed with member states later this year, though it is already known that the plan is for the automakers to reduce the CO2 emissions of their fleets by 100 percent by 2035. Basically, this means no petrol, diesel, or hybrid vehicles will be available on the new car market in the European Union. It’s important to note that this ban doesn’t mean existing combustion-powered machines will be banned from the streets.

The voting from earlier this week doesn’t effectively kill the combustion engine in Europe, though – not just yet. Before that happens, an agreement between all 27 EU nations needs to be reached and this could be a very difficult task. Germany, for example, is against a full ban on new cars with combustion engines and proposes an exception to the rule for vehicles powered by synthetic fuels. Italy’s minister of ecological transition also said the future of the car “cannot be just full electric.”

In its first statement following the new agreement, Germany’s ADAC, Europe’s largest motoring association, said that “ambitious climate protection goals in transport cannot be achieved by electric mobility alone.” The organization considers it “necessary to open up the prospect of a climate-neutral internal combustion engine.

On the other hand, Member of the European Parliament Michael Bloss said: “This is a turning point that we are discussing today. Anyone who still relies on the internal combustion engine is harming the industry, the climate, and violating European law.”

About a quarter of the CO2 emissions in the European Union comes from the transportation sector and 12 percent of those emissions come from passenger cars. According to the new agreement, from 2030, the annual emissions of new cars should be 55 percent lower than in 2021.

Canon India Appoints Manabu Yamazaki As New President & CEO

Canon India Pvt. Ltd., the global leader in imaging technologies, announced the appointment of Manabu Yamazaki as the new President & CEO.

Long COVID: Why This Should Matter to HR

“Long COVID” is a term used to describe the long-lasting impact that COVID-19 can have on a person, many months after they first contract it.

Third of Employers Say Remote Working Has Boosted Productivity

According to new research by the CIPD, employers have largely seen a benefit in productivity due to the shift to remote working.

US Economy Grew Robustly in First Quarter

GDP grew at a 6.4% annual rate in the quarter, leaving the economy within 1% of its peak.

Asia-Pacific Markets Broadly Lower As Investors Turn Cautious

Asia-Pacific markets struggled for gains Friday as investors turned cautious, despite a positive finish stateside in the previous session.

Latest posts