European Union agrees to ban the sale of combustion cars from 2035

The sale of gasoline and diesel cars is coming to an end in the European Union: 2035 is the deadline. This was agreed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission this Thursday after closing the first negotiation of the EU environmental package or fit for 55.

The co-legislators agreed on the C02 emission reduction target of the 55% for new vehicles and 50% for new vans by 2023, while the reduction in C02 emissions must be complete by 2035.

Opposition of the European PP

“With today’s agreement, a ‘Havana effect’ becomes more real”, said Jens Gieseke, MEP and negotiator for the European PP. “After 2035, our streets could be filled with old cars, because new ones will not be available or affordable. The agreement closes the door to new technological developments and put all the eggs in one basket. It’s a mistake”.

According to the agreement, the existing EU funding should focus on the transition to zero emission vehicles, especially SMEs along the automotive supply chain.

The Zero and Low Emission Vehicle (ZLEV) incentive mechanism is reviewed against a higher benchmark to ensure it matches current sales trends and offers affordable zero emission vehicles on the EU market”, says the European Parliament.

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If a firm meets certain requirements for the sale of cars from low or zero emissions, may receive less stringent C02 targets,

“Manufacturers of small volumes of production in a calendar year may benefit from an exception until the end of 2035,” says the European Parliament. “Existing rules for fuel economy and CO2 emissions labeling for cars are due for review by the end of 2024.”

Consequently, with the new agreed targets, zero-emission vehicles will be cheaper than those running on gasoline or diesel.

The related Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Deployment Review (AFIR) currently being discussed between Council and Parliament will allow the development of an infrastructure for drivers to recharge their vehicles in Member States”, affirms the Council.

The proposal to review C02 emissions in cars and vans is part of the Fit for 55 package presented by the European Commission in July 2021. This aims to see the EU reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55%. by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

Parliament adopted a series of amendments to the Commission proposal in its plenary session on June 8, 2022. On June 29, the Council of Environment Ministers reached a general approach of the 27 on his proposal.

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