European Union to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2035

The scenario has been similar in many countries, with demand for the end of gasoline and diesel engines. This is an essential step and one that many already take for granted in the near future, with the removal of these proposals.

The European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment has now approved an important proposal. This provides for a ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars within the European Union from 2035.

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This measure, now approved, means a reduction in five years to reach this relevant target. Initially this was expected to be achieved only in 2040. The objective is to end the commercialization of cars powered by fossil fuels.

The proposal now approved resulted in 46 votes in favor and 40 votes against, with two abstentions. It forms an integral part of the global package of measures of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment to reduce the emission of polluting gases.

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This result is not yet definitive, and this vote must be ratified by the plenary of the European Parliament. It should be noted that decisions taken by Members participating in the Commission are not normally amended later. The goal is to have zero emissions in all sectors by 2050.

In this vote, the decision was also taken to ban new cars that run on e-fuels. Top brands such as Porsche intended that these synthetic fuels are not derived from petroleum, invest in this type of fuel so that classic cars can continue to circulate.

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Another novelty introduced is that the emission reduction targets set by 15% in 2021. These will be reduced by 20% for passenger cars in 2025, while for vans and light commercial vehicles it remains at 15%.

This is a controversial topic, as it will affect the automotive industry, a major sector in several European countries. The European Union's target is that by 2030, 55% of new cars sold will be completely clean of CO2 emissions. By 2035, all cars sold must have zero emissions.