WORLD – THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
From 2035, EU countries will ban cars with internal combustion engines. The European Parliament finally approved the agreements reached between EU member states in October 2022.
On Tuesday, 14 February, the European Parliament (EP) finally approved a ban on new cars with internal combustion engines (petrol, diesel and others) in the European Union from 2035.
Earlier, in October 2022, the European Parliament and EU member states agreed on coordinated action in this direction. EU countries took the necessary decisions back in November, now the European Parliament has also given the green light.
The controversy over electric fuels
One of the contentious points in the negotiations was whether to make an exception for cars with carbon-neutral synthetic fuels. This so-called electric fuel (E-Fuel) is produced by using electricity from water and carbon dioxide. The European Commission has been commissioned to look into the issue. The German government has demanded at EU level that a ban should not initially be imposed on E-fuel vehicles.
The rules approved by the European Parliament are agreed as part of the EU’s Fit for 55 “green” plans, which aim to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030.
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