New measures by the European Parliament
Last month, the European Parliament voted on the future production of fuel-driven cars. As a result, no petrol and diesel cars should be produced by 2035.
Members of the European Parliament voted to force car manufacturers reduce the average emissions of their fleets with 15% in 2025 compared to 2021, with 55% in 2030 and 100% in 2035. According to the European Parliament, this step is essential in order to become CO2 neutral by 2050.
Within the European Union, many countries differ in their opinion about this ban. Countries like Denmark and the Netherlands even wanted to stop the sale of cars with a fuel engine as early as 2030, but Germany and Italy, among others, are against it due to their great dependence on the car industry.
However, these new regulations have not yet been finalised. The European member states and the European Parliament will first have to approve the plans. This can take a number of years. However, it is expected that many manufacturers will switch to an all-electric product range before the 2035 deadline.
The take-up of electric vehicles
By 2021, a total of 6.6 million electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will have been sold worldwide. This is double the year before. In Europe, sales grew by 65% to 2.3 million. An important part of this doubling are the commercial vehicles. The advance of electric commercial vehicles has been enormous in recent years. The number of electric company cars rose from 1,168 in 2015 to 9,879 in 2022, an increase of 746%. The Dutch cabinet is currently looking into making these electric vans mandatory in city centres. One of the reasons is the climate targets set for 2050. In the commercial vehicle segment, rapid growth would be possible.
What are the consequences?
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