The European Commission has announced that it will ban all new cars that emit carbon dioxide by 2035 in Europe, and is also looking to reduce new vehicle emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
This will be for new vehicles only and does not cover existing vehicles, and it will be interesting to see if automakers are able to meet this new zero-emission vehicle target.
European Green Deal Executive Vice President, Frans Timmermans, said: “The agreement sends a strong signal to industry and consumers: Europe is embracing the shift to zero-emissions mobility. European car makers have already demonstrated that they are ready to move to the next level, with increasingly affordable electric vehicles coming to market. The speed with which this change has occurred over the past few years is remarkable. No wonder this file is the first in the entire Fit for 55 package where Member States and the European Parliament have come to a final agreement.”
This clear signal to manufacturers and citizens will accelerate the production and sale of low- and zero-emission vehicles and put road transport on a firm path towards climate neutrality by 2050. This new legislation will make the EU’s transport system more sustainable, provide cleaner air for Europeans and represent an important step in delivering the European Deal green. It clearly demonstrates the EU’s commitment to reach its climate goals and shows that Russia’s aggressive war in Ukraine is not slowing our transition to clean energy but accelerating our work and making us progress even faster to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
You can find out more details about Europe’s ban on CO2 emitting cars by 2035 at the European Commission at the link below.
The source is the European Commission
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