Canada and the United States have already committed to stopping the sale of fossil fuel vehicles by 2035, and lawmakers in Europe now support a similar plan for the continent, which includes not only standard diesel and gasoline, but also electronic fuel. good.
According to ReutersThe European Parliament’s Environment Committee has supported a proposal to reduce emissions by 100% by 2035, effectively banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.
The proposal was made by the European Commission in July 2021 as part of the continent’s plans to deliver net zero emissions by 2050 on the grounds that vehicles typically serve 10 to 15 years on the road after they are built.
The committee did not support the proposal to increase CO2 emission targets for cars by the end of the decade, which could reduce by 55% compared to 2021 to 2030. This proposal is likely to reduce the target by 2035.
The European Parliament will vote on this proposal in the coming months, and the details will be clarified when / when it becomes law. About 25% of CO2 emissions in Europe are accounted for by transport, which means that switching to electric vehicles will lead to a significant reduction.
No exceptions for electronic fuel
It seems that there will be no exceptions to the rules, such as climate-neutral e-fuels. According to the German newspaper Handelsblatt, the compromise proposal of France, which currently chairs the Council, does not contain any exceptions to the transition to electric vehicles.
Italy, which is the birthplace of Ferrari and Lamborghini and thus of fire-breathing internal combustion engines, was rejected on this offer. Initially, the country hoped for some loopholes for small supply producers, but eventually succumbed to the plan. France has also fought for hybrid vehicles to be excluded, but a soft reduction in emissions from these vehicles is likely to mean that they will not be allowed either.
Many automakers have already jumped on the electric step and announced that they will go completely no emissions by 2035but not without concern that network charging support is key to EV’s success.