The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted to support the European Commission’s proposal to ban internal combustion engines from 2035 for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in the European Union as part of the climate package of ” Fit for 55″.
At its meeting on May 11, 2022, the committee voted in favor of requiring automakers to reduce emissions by an average of 20% by 2025 compared to 2021, by 55% by 2030 and 100% by 2035. However, the request for a target new medium. by 2027 and the higher target of 75% CO2 reduction by 2030 was rejected.
Rejection of the central goal and negative consequences
In the first response, Transport and Environment criticized the rejection of the intermediate target of 2027. According to the organization, ” Conservative MEPs and even some progressives » rejected an interim target, which T&E says would lead automakers to increase sales of electric vehicles.
” The EU’s clean car rules reduce the costs of the electric vehicles we need to make cars and meet our climate targets. said Alex Keynes, head of clean cars at T&E. But EV growth will stagnate over the next 10 years unless lawmakers step in with an intermediate goal in 2027 and a higher goal in 2030. ».
Without it, Europe may not sell enough zero-emission cars to meet its 2030 targets, either.