The European Parliament votes the end of new cars with diesel and gasoline engines in 2035

The European Parliament votes the end of new cars with diesel and gasoline engines in 2035

By 339 votes against 249, the European Parliament has just voted to ban the sale of cars and vans that run on a heat engine (gasoline or diesel) from 2035 within the European Union.


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Lhe European Parliament validated late Wednesday afternoon its negotiating position on the future of the European car fleet, in terms of emissions standards. MEPs have come out in favor of a ban, from 2035, on the sale of new cars and light commercial vehicles which are not “zero emissions”, therefore all cars with combustion engines.

Over 20% to EU greenhouse gas emissions

The text of the rapporteur, the Dutchman Jan Huitema of the Renew group (liberals, macronists), collected a majority of votes: 339 for, 249 against and 24 abstentions.

Road transport contributes more than 20% to greenhouse gas emissions in the Union, according to 2019 figures included in the text, mainly via cars and light commercial vehicles (70% of road transport emissions).





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