On Tuesday, the European Union approved a new emissions regulation that will apply to all member states.
End of sales
In 2035, the number of new cars and vans emitting carbon dioxide will double.
EU today announced that the new rules aim to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% for new cars, and 50% for vans, from 2030-2034, compared to levels in 2021, and to achieve 100% reductions of CO2 emissions for both new vehicles and vans, starting 2035.
Germany's involvement in the landmark deal made it possible.
The biggest economy, biggest auto market, and biggest automobile manufacturer sought and won an
Exemption for e-fuels
Germany wanted to sell new cars with internal-combustion engines that run on efuels
Continued beyond 2035
It got it last week.
The EU has agreed to stop selling new ICE vehicles after 2035 if the cars do not run on efuels.
The EU released a statement that said: "The regulation contains an e-fuels reference, whereby, following a consultation of stakeholders, the Commission would make a proposition for the registration of vehicles exclusively running on CO2-neutral fueled after 2035 in accordance with EU law, beyond the scope and the EU's goal to achieve climate neutrality."
In 2026, the European Commission is required to evaluate the progress made by the EU in meeting the goal. The Commission will determine if the targets should be revised.
The Council of the EU stated that the review would take into consideration technological advances, including plug-in hybrid technology, and the importance of making a transition to zero emissions in a way that is both viable and equitable for society.
Frans Timmermans Executive Vice-President of the European Green Deal commented on the formal approval to the 2035 ending of new gasoline and diesel vehicle sales.
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"The EU has made an important step toward zero-emissions mobility."
The direction is clear. By 2035, all new cars and vans will have to be zero-emission vehicles. It is an important part of #EUGreenDeal and contributes to climate neutrality in 2050.
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