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Sarah Chabane

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European Union

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EU approves effective ban on fossil fuels cars from 2035

The European Union struck a deal on Thursday on a law to effectively ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, aiming to speed up the switch to electric vehicles and combat climate change. Negotiators from the EU countries and the European Parliament, as well as the European Commission, agreed that carmakers must achieve a 100% cut in CO2 emissions by 2035, which would make it impossible to sell new fossil fuel-powered vehicles in the 27-country bloc. "This deal is good news for car drivers... new zero-emission cars will become cheaper, making them more affordable and more accessible to everyone," Parliament's lead negotiator Jan Huitema said. EU climate policy chief Frans Timmermans said the agreement sent a strong signal to industry and consumers. "Europe is embracing the shift to zero-emission mobility," he said. The deal also included a 55% cut in CO2 emissions for new cars sold from 2030 versus 2021 levels, much higher than the existing target of a 37.5% reduction by then. New vans must comply with a 100% CO2 cut by 2035, and a 50% cut by 2030 compared with 2021 levels. 👏👏👏

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  • Wendy Cox

    29 w

    Just do it

    • Ulrica Salomonsson

      30 w

      Along with a plan to make the car the last option after walking, biking, take the bus or train. Yes.

      • Mike Holmes

        30 w

        I'm not so sure. I very motivated about the need to move away from fossil fuels, but cars are a VERY small part of the problem. I'm not at all pro-car but this very balanced objective video is WELL worth watching

        • Vince Garrington

          30 w

          We need to be very careful! Where are the raw materials coming from to make the batteries? Where is the electric coming from to power the batteries? Where do the batteries go when they are no longer working? Emissions are one thing but we need to think bigger about the overall impact on the planet.

          • Ingmar Rentzhog

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            • Tabitha Kimani

              30 w

              This is a great move. We hope this could be accelerated.

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