In an attempt to speed up the transition to electric vehicles, the European Parliament has adopted legislation that would prohibit the sale of new gas and diesel automobiles in the EU beginning in 2035. (EVs).
The new legislation requires new passenger and light commercial cars to zero CO2 emissions by 2035. (an EU fleet-wide objective of reducing CO2 emissions from new automobiles and vans by 100% by 2021).
The Commission will submit a methodology for evaluating and reporting information on CO2 emissions during the whole lifespan of a vehicle or van sold on the EU market by 2025.
“This regulation encourages the production of zero- and low-emission vehicles. It contains an ambitious revision of the targets for 2030 and a zero-emission target for 2035, which is crucial to reach climate neutrality by 2050,” said Jan Huitema, a member of the European Parliament.
“Purchasing and driving zero-emission cars will become cheaper for consumers and a second-hand market will emerge more quickly. It makes sustainable driving accessible to everyone,” Huitema added.
A derogation may be granted by the Commission until the end of 2035 to firms who produce between 1,000 and 10,000 new cars or between 1,000 and 22,000 new vans annually (those registering less than 1 000 new vehicles per year continue to be exempt).
The Commission will begin releasing a report every two years to evaluate the advancement of zero-emission road transportation at the end of 2025.
Negotiators from EU member states, the European Parliament, and the European Commission originally approved the measure in October of last year.
Several manufacturers, like Volkswagen, have already said that they would only manufacture EVs in Europe by 2033.
News Source: Randonly