As part of a broader package of measures to address global warming, the European Union suggested an effective ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars beginning in 2035, with the goal of hastening the transition to zero-emission electric vehicles.
On Wednesday, the EU announced a dozen draft ideas that must still be adopted by the bloc’s 27 member states and the EU parliament. Within 20 years, they want to charge jet fuel and virtually restrict the sale of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles.
The proposals, however, might be subject to years of debate.
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The European Commission proposed a 55 % reduction in CO2 emissions from cars by 2030 compared to 2021 levels, which is significantly higher than the current target of 37.5 % reduction.
However, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) stated that prohibiting a certain technology was not a sensible approach, and that internal combustion engines, hybrids, battery electric vehicles, and hydrogen vehicles all required to play a role in the transition.