Yesterday, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee partially approved the European Commission’s proposal to review emissions reduction rules and which plans to end sales of combustion engine vehicles by 2035. This is the first step as it will be decided in Parliament’s plenary session at the next session, before talks begin with the national governments to give their consent in the Council.
The vote in committee was decided by a very narrow margin of 46 votes in favour, 40 against and two abstentions. The delegates did not accept the idea of reducing emissions by 70% by 2030 and have maintained the target of 55% as proposed by the community administrator. Nor was the idea of setting a mandatory interim target for 2027 supported, but at the same time the obligation to completely stop marketing vehicles with emissions by 2035 has been maintained, rather than a 10% margin. leave as requested by some manufacturers. In the same dynamic, the aim is to phase out the incentives currently enjoyed by low- or zero-emission cars.
The decision that only zero-emission cars should be sold from 2025 is one of the key elements of the decarbonisation policy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The Commission also wants to include road transport in the carbon market, to be decided in a vote next week.
Source: La Verdad
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