The European Commission will announce its plan for the electric car on July 14, which could then disappear in 2035.
It has been many years since we know that the thermal car is no longer really the wind in its sails. And for good reason, its use seems more and more restricted, and everything is now done to dissuade motorists from opting for such a vehicle. Driving bans, in particular with the Crit’Air sticker, increasingly severe penalties or even incentives to get rid of their vehicle via the scrapping allowance … in short, the government does not hide it, the internal combustion car must go. But our leaders now want to go beyond the simple incentive, especially financial. And for good reason, the National Assembly voted in 2019 to ban the sale of thermal vehicles in France from 2040. If this decision had obviously made a lot of noise, all European countries are now rather in agreement on this measure, although it will be implemented at different times. But the European Union nevertheless wishes to put some order in any case, and is preparing to unveil a vast plan on this subject.
This one, which should have been presented a little earlier will finally be formalized on July 14, according to several sources, mentioned by the media Politico. A day probably chosen at random but which has a particularly symbolic resonance in France, since it falls on the national holiday. What provoke even more the discontent of motorists, while the crisis of yellow vests does not seem to be completely over. If this plan « carbone 2030 » should not only concern the car, it will however occupy an important place, while important changes should be put in place. We therefore expect the arrival of increasingly severe restrictions over the years, up to an outright ban on the production and sale of private internal combustion vehicles, starting in 2035. A strong measure, which already worries manufacturers, who are sometimes just starting to electrify their range. Especially since hybrid and plug-in hybrid models would also be affected by this decision.
Concretely, from 2035, brands will be obliged to offer only 100% electric models on sale. A more than binding objective, for brands of course, but also for motorists, for whom this type of engine is not always suitable. Hopefully technologies will evolve by then, as well as the charging infrastructure, for the time being still insufficient for all drivers to switch to this engine. Moreover, if some countries like Norway are already ready, this is far from the case, especially in Eastern Europe, where the subject is not really on the agenda, in particular for reasons of means and purchasing power. But no matter what, everyone will therefore have to come to terms with the demands of the European Union, which remains uncompromising on its objectives, and which even intends to harden them over the years.
Indeed, if it was initially planned to lower the polluting emissions 37.5% compared to 2021, this figure could finally rise to 60%, then to 100% in 2035. A cleverly roundabout way of making us understand that we will have to throw our combustion vehicles in the trash in a very short time .
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