On July 14, the European Commission has proposed to stop producing and selling new petrol and diesel cars from 2035, aiming to speed up for zero-emissions vehicles as part of the European Green Deal to combat climate change.
The European Commission has presented a battery of measures, reforms, and new legislation that should push the most polluting sectors to drastically reduce their emissions.
All 27 EU Member States committed to turning the EU into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. To get there, they pledged to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
To achieve so, making transport sustainable is one of the backbones. The European Commission proposes more ambitious targets for reducing the CO2 emissions of new cars and vans.
The European Commission has proposed phasing out fossil-fuel cars from 2035. Then, the legislation would require a 55 % cut in overall CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 2030 compared to current levels.
Today, with existing technologies, the disappearance of fossil-fuel cars goes through electric ones.
To boost sales electric vehicles sales, the Commission also proposed legislation that would require countries to install public charging points no more than 60 kilometres apart on major roads and accessible hydrogen refuelling stations with a maximum distance of 150 km by 2025.
It foresees 3.5 million public charging stations for cars and vans by 2030, rising to 16.3 million by 2050.
55% reduction of emission from cars by 2030
0 emission from new car by 2030
16.3 million charging stations by 2050
Plug-in hybrids will count as low-emission vehicles until 2030