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).