EU Approves of Ban on Gas-Powered Car Sales by 2035
In a report by Reuters, the European Union officially declared into law to ban the sale of gas and diesel-powered vehicles by 2035, furthering the conversion to electric vehicles.
The European Parliament, along with negotiators from the EU nations, agreed that automakers must reach a 100% reduction in CO2 emissions by the year 2035. This decision will prohibit the sale of all new gas-powered vehicles in 27 countries.
“This deal is good news for car drivers… new zero-emission cars will become cheaper, making them more affordable and more accessible to everyone,” says Jan Huitema, the lead negotiator of the EU Parliament.
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As part of the deal, the EU aims to reduce CO2 emissions from the sale of new cars by 55% in 2030, which was previously set for 37.5%.
Smaller automakers that produce less than 10,000 vehicles a year will be able to meet different CO2 targets until 2036, in which they must be able to meet a 100% cut in emissions.