All new cars will be emission-free by 2035


Brussels (dpa) – The EU Commission wants no new conventional petrol and diesel vehicles to be registered in Europe by the middle of the next decade. A proposal presented on Wednesday stipulates that only from 2035 onwards should new vehicles without emissions be registered in the EU.

There will, however, be a review clause: every two years an analysis must be made to determine the progress made by the manufacturers; a major overhaul needs to be done in 2028. Theoretically, the 2035 date could still be postponed. EU countries and the EU Parliament have yet to accept the proposal.

The Commission proposal also stipulates that by 2030 greenhouse gas emissions from new vehicles should be 55 per cent lower than in 2021. If manufacturers do not meet the targets, penalties will be paid.

The plan is part of the Commission’s plans to implement them more strictly climate goals in Europe. The EU wants greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to be at least 55 per cent lower than in 1990. By 2050 there should be no net emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases.

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