European Parliament Votes to Ban Sale of Petrol & Diesel Cars by 2035

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The sale of fossil cars will be banned in European countries by the end of 2035 to fight against climate change through the faster development of electric vehicles.

The Members of the European Parliament have voted regard this to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035. The amendment was passed amid the pressure on governments for a clear end to the internal combustion engine in the EU single market of 447 million people.

The amendment regard this would have allowed some auto emissions from new vehicles after 2035, which was rejected by Members of Parliament.

France to require automakers to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 100% by the middle of the next decade.

The mandate would amount to a prohibition on the sale in the 27-nation EU of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel. The European Union lawmakers also endorsed a 55 percent reduction in CO2 from automobiles in 2030 compared with 2021.

The EU’s main policy tool for cutting emissions, the Emissions Trading System (ETS) requires power plants and industry to buy CO2 permits when they pollute. The policies of the European Parliament are the EU’s world-first plan to place a CO2 levy on imports of goods such as steel and cement.

 

   Important points for the exam:

  • The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned in the European countries by the end of 2035.
  • It was voted with an objected to fight against climate change through the faster development of electric vehicles.
  • The mandate would amount to a prohibition on the sale in the 27-nation EU of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel. 
  • The European Union lawmakers also endorsed a 55% reduction in CO2 from automobiles in 2030 compared with 2021.
  • The EU’s main policy tool for cutting emissions, the Emissions Trading System (ETS) requires power plants and industry to buy CO2 permits when they pollute. 

   Facts to know:

  • Member states of European Union: 27.
  • EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital within the internal market.
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