Our driving habits will change. Wednesday July 14, the European Commission has revealed details of its plan Fit for 55 (“Ready for 55”). This is a set of texts aimed at reducing the Union’s greenhouse gas emissions by 55% in 2030 compared to 1990 and aiming for carbon neutrality by 2050. The most spectacular measure for individuals and car manufacturers concerns the medium-term ban on the marketing of passenger cars running on petroleum.
The European Commission chaired by Ursula von der Leyen has set the date of entry into application of the measure in 2035. Concretely, this means the ban on heat engines, including hybrid vehicles, in less than 14 years. Only individual electric or hydrogen vehicles may be marketed and registered in the Union. This will concern individual cars and not commercial vehicles. Likewise, you can still drive in a thermal car (gasoline, diesel, hybrid…) after this date.
Builders will also have to reduce their emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to their current results. This means the very rapid massification of sales of battery-powered electric cars. The Commission has also proposed accompanying measures for the transition to the electric car, such as the installation of 3.5 million charging stations in the territory of the Union by 2030.
Be careful, however: the legislative plan will be the subject of debates at the European Council bringing together the Member States and at the Parliament, representing the citizens of the 27. This means that the texts (regulations, directives, etc.) … Read more on Auto moto: auto and motorcycle magazine