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By Kate Abnett 1 hour ago REUTERS



BRUSSELS (Reuters) -European Parliament lawmakers on Wednesday voted to support an effective EU ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, rejecting attempts to weaken the proposal to speed Europe's shift to electric vehicles.

The vote upholds a key pillar of the European Union's plans to cut net planet-warming emissions 55% by 2030, from 1990 levels - a target that requires faster emissions reductions from industry, energy and transport.

Lawmakers suported a proposal, made by the European Commission last year, to require a 100% reduction in CO2 emissions from new cars by 2035, which would make it impossible to sell fossil fuel-powered vehicles in the EU from that date.

Attempts by some lawmakers to weaken the target to a 90% CO2 cut by 2035 were rejected.

The law is not yet final. Wednesday's vote confirms the parliament's position for upcoming negotiations with EU countries on the final law.

The aim is to speed Europe's shift to electric vehicles and embolden carmakers to invest heavily in electrification, aided by another EU law that will require countries to install millions of vehicle chargers.

"Purchasing and driving zero-emission cars will become cheaper for consumers," said Jan Huitema, parliament's lead negotiator on the policy.

Carmakers including Ford and Volvo have publicly supported the EU plan to stop combustion engine car sales by 2035, while others, including Volkswagen, aim to stop selling combustion engine cars in Europe by that date.

But emails seen by Reuters show industry groups including German auto association VDA lobbied lawmakers to reject the 2035 target, which they said penalised alternative low-carbon fuels and was too early to commit to, given the uncertain rollout of charging infrastructure.

"Our positions are transparent. It is our mission to develop the best solutions with everyone involved," a VDA spokesperson said.

Electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles made up 18% of new passenger cars sold in the EU last year, although overall car sales dropped in the year amid semiconductor shortages, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association.

Transport produces a quarter of Europe's planet-heating emissions, and greenhouse gases from the sector have increased in recent years, threatening efforts to avert dangerous levels of climate change.

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Motorists have generally attacked these plan, probably France is the only country with the electric power infrastructure in place, gas central heating is also being banned with electric heat pumps replacing them that can cost up to $35,000 to install the rewards be will your electric bills will quadrupole to save us all from global warmery.

I don't think the elites plans are going down to well with motorists & consumers at the moment whose average gas/electric bills have jumped to mortgage $500 dollars a month because of the the Ukraine/Russian war, utility bills gas/electric bills are set to jump higher again later this year when several EU countries that include Germany the biggest consumer stops buying cheap Russian gas/oil, have vowed never to buy it from Putin ever again.

None of what the elite in power is doing planning is going to well in skint Europe, at the moment with the overtaxed motorists, the masses know they won't be able to afford expensive EV's in 2035 and have no desire to buy 5-7 year old second EV's with big 15k-25k plus battery pack replacements looming when they hit 8-10 years old.


‘This is madness!': Motorists attack EU for 2035 petrol and diesel car sales ban

DAILY EXPRESS 9/6/2022

Yesterday, the European Parliament voted to back proposals that would ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines in 2035. Voting in Strasbourg, France, a majority of lawmakers backed the proposals to require automakers to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 100 percent by the middle of next decade.

This would amount to a restriction on the sale of new cars powered by petrol or diesel.
Jan Huitema, a Dutch MEP for the Renew Europe Group, celebrated the passing of the bill that he introduced to Parliament.

Speaking yesterday, he said: "Great News! Today my report on CO2 standards for cars was adopted. Driving will be clean from 2035.

"By stimulating innovation by car manufacturers for more and cheaper electric cars, driving becomes more sustainable and affordable for everyone."
READ MORE: EU car ban: MEPs vote to ban all petrol and diesel car sales


© Getty Motorists attack EU for 2035 petrol and diesel car sales ban.


© Getty The European Parliament voting yesterday.


Yesterday, the European Parliament voted to back proposals that would ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines in 2035. Voting in Strasbourg, France, a majority of lawmakers backed the proposals to require automakers to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 100 percent by the middle of next decade.

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He called on more support for electric cars across the continent, specifically the creation of a second and third-hand EV market, saying that "electric cars should be for everybody".

Reacting to the news, hundreds of Express.co.uk readers questioned the plans to introduce such legislation.
One Express.co.uk commenter, under the nickname davecop62, said: "A kick in the teeth for the people of Europe and the UK.
"How can they enforce a ban when there is no affordable alternative.

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"The so-called elite of this world do not like the working class having cars, holidays, homes or anything that might take their minds off the tedious lives that they live."

Another user, Justathought, commented: "The Greens win, however, they have 13 years to ensure that all UK roads and situations have plenty of vehicle charging points.

"This would have to include those that live in isolated areas like Farmers and Scotland including their single track roads.

"I predict that the future could be really grim for all UK & EU countries, especially those that rely on a vehicle because of their isolated location.


Every fill-up in the UK tankful 65%-66% of taxes dead money, UK gasoline/diesel has just broken through the £10 $12.50 a gallon barrier.

"Just another statement/Law that has little substance."
A third commenter, Pete1951, criticised the scope of the proposals, claiming: "This is madness.
"The EU bans petrol cars for no logical reason. You can be sure China and India will continue.
"This may make these people feel happy but it will make pretty well zero effect on global emissions."

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Come 2035 this will all end in tears, can only hope these solid state batteries do finally make it into mass produced cars one day.
 

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