“We have just finished negotiating CO2 standards for cars. MEP Pascal Canvin, chair of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, tweeted: “Historic EU climate decision definitively confirming the target for 100 per cent zero-emission cars by 2035 , with interim milestones in 2025 and 2030.” Also a spokesperson for the Czech Presidency of the Council.
The text adopted is based on the Commission’s proposal in July 2021 and aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from new cars in Europe to zero from 2035. This amounts to an effective moratorium on sales of new petrol, diesel and light commercial vehicles in the EU on that date, As well as hybrid cars (petrol and electric), in favor of fully electric cars.
While the car, the main mode of transportation for Europeans, accounts for just under 15 per cent of the EU’s total carbon dioxide emissions, new regulations should contribute to achieving climate goals, particularly carbon neutrality, by 2050.
It is the first agreement on the text of the European Climate Package (“suitable for 55”), which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union by at least 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. It establishes the CO2 reduction target for the year 2030 by -55 percent for new cars and -50 percent for new trucks compared to 2021.
The exception is given to “specialized” manufacturers or manufacturers who produce less than 10,000 cars per year, which allows them to be equipped with an internal combustion engine until 2036. This item – also known as “Ferrari modification” – will primarily benefit luxury brands.
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