The scenario has been similar in many countries, and there is demand for gasoline and diesel engines. This is an essential step that many will already take for granted in the near future when these proposals are removed.
The European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment has now adopted an important proposal. It will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the European Union from 2035 onwards.
This measure, which has now been adopted, means shortening it to five years in order to achieve this goal. Originally, this was not to be achieved until 2040. The goal is to stop commercializing fossil fuel cars.
The proposal now adopted received 46 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions. It is an integral part of the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment's global package of measures to reduce pollutant emissions.
This result is not yet final and this vote must be ratified by the European Parliament in plenary. It should be noted that the decisions taken by the members of the Commission are usually not subsequently amended. The goal is zero emissions in all industries by 2050.
This vote also decided to ban new cars running on e-fuels. Top brands like Porsche intended that these synthetic fuels are not derived from oil, investing in these types of fuels so that classic cars can continue to cycle.
What is also new is that the emission reduction targets set for 2021 are 15%. Passenger cars will be reduced by 20% in 2025, while vans and light commercial vehicles will remain at 15%.
This is a controversial issue, as it will affect the car industry, which is an important sector in many European countries. The European Union's goal is that by 2030, 55% of new cars sold will be completely CO2-free. By 2035, all cars sold must be emission-free.