The European Union has taken another important step towards a ban on the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines, including hybrids, by 2035.
The proposal to reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles by 100% by 2035, first put forward by the European Commission in 2021, received support from the European Parliament after a vote on Wednesday. .
That means the proposal now has to be voted on by the European Council, which consists of heads of state or governments of EU member states before it can be passed into law.
Attempts to propose a 90% CO2 reduction by 2035 were rejected in Wednesday’s vote.
While most major car manufacturers support the measure, last year it was reported that the Italian government had look for an exception for the appropriate car manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini, who made their mark to some extent because of their loud and loud engines. It is certainly possible that countries within the EU will propose amendments to protect local industries.
And quote the email, Reuters reported on Wednesday that the German auto industry association VDA opposes the proposal, out of concern that there will not be enough charging infrastructure ready by the 2035 deadline and that alternatives, such as carbon neutral synthetic fuelwill be abandoned.
Some countries like Canada and UK is targeting similar plans for 2035. While the US has yet to go down this path, California says by 2020, it will require all light vehicles to be create zero emissions by 2035, and several other states have expressed interest in similar rules. General Motors also said last year fleet of light vehicles will have electricity by 2035.