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Road Ending for Fossil Fuel Cars in EU

| 2021-07-16 < 1 min read

Road Ending for Fossil Fuel Cars in EU

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It’s looking like the end of the road for fossil fuel-burning cars (even hybrids) in Europe, according to the European Union’s plans that would ban the sale of polluting vehicles by 2035. According to proposals tabled by the European Commission as part of its “Fit for 55” plan, a comprehensive package of climate and energy laws to slash CO2, new vehicles’ emissions must be reduced by 55% by 2030, and be 100% emissions-free by 2035.

In effect, this means that new cars sold in the EU will be electric, and the European Commission will insist that EU member states boost their charging capacities – specifically, major roadways will be required to have charging points every 60 kilometers.

In response to the new rules, Europe’s carmakers have unveiled plans to further develop electric vehicles and are using the proceeds from the sale of combustion engine vehicles to fund electromobility R&D.

Road vehicles contributed 21% of all CO2 emissions in the EU in 2017.

Source: CNN Business