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News The EU Parliament Votes to Officially Ban New Fossil-Fuel Vehicles from 2035

The EU Parliament Votes to Officially Ban New Fossil-Fuel Vehicles from 2035

While the law is not yet final, it’s looking as though even renewable fuels will be banned because of the 100% reduction in CO2 emissions

  • The vote upholds the emissions cut of 55% from 1990 levels by 2030.

  • Some lawmakers attempted a 90% cut CO2 cut by 2035 but were shot down.

The European Union is now one step closer to making the sale of new fossil-fueled vehicles completely illegal by 2035. Lawmakers on Wednesday voted to support an effective EU ban on these engines.

Said ban will be the result of a 100% reduction in CO2 emissions from new cars by 2035. Some lawmakers attempted to seek a 90% CO2 emission cut by 2035 but they were completely rejected. Between now and 2035, CO2 emissions will need to drop by 55% (from 1990 levels) by 2030, according to Reuters.

Electric Vehicles could Create More Pollution than Gasoline Powered Vehicles due to their Tires

One consequence of this ruling is that sustainable and renewable fuels will not be given a chance. Some experts believe that these fuels could have solved the problem of CO2 emissions by dramatically reducing them and limiting environmental impacts. Essentially, internal combustion engine technology is not the problem, it is fossil fuels.

The goal is to get consumers to switch over to EVs but that comes with its own set of issues namely the charging infrastructure, battery production (mining of precious metals), and production capacities.

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