Belgium, (Brussels Morning Newspaper) Representatives of the European Parliament have voted in favor of effectively banning the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars in the European Union since 2035. The year is set to begin the process of cutting down on electric cars and other vehicles.
With 339 votes in favor, 249 against, and 24 abstentions, European parliamentarians adopted a proposal that would represent the staff of the Parliament and we will negotiate with the members of the Parliament when this problem is solved.
– Supporters plan to provide mobility until 2035. The year will post mobility on the system with zero emissions. The plans will change the emissions for 2030. The year will be set at 55 posts for cars and 50 posts for transport vehicles – it is written in the press office publication on this topic by the EU Parliament.
The member of the European Parliament Jan Huitema from RenewEurope stated how the decision of the European Parliament to support this initiative.
“An ambitious revision of CO2- standards is a crucial element to reach our climate targets. With these targets, we create clarity for the car industry and stimulate innovation and investments for car manufacturers. In addition, purchasing and driving zero-emission cars will become cheaper for consumers. I am thrilled that the European Parliament has backed an ambitious revision of the targets for 2030 and supported a 100 % target for 2035, which is crucial to reach climate neutrality by 2050.” – said Huitema.
The measure to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2035 is part of the European Commission’s “Fit for 55” package, which aims to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent compared to 1990 levels. and reaching zero emissions by 2050, which is one of the global goals.
On this topic Austrian MEP Claudia Gamon – ETS Aviation noted that we must invest in sustainable aviation to keep our promise of climate neutrality by 2050.
With this vote, the European Parliament has set international standards and ensured that the aviation sector joins the fight against climate change.
“Aviation is the fastest-growing source of CO2 emissions worldwide. This means that we need to act now if we want meet our 2050 climate promises.” – she said.
On a similar position on this topic is MEP Martin Hojsik.
“Strengthening CO2 removals by enhancing the natural carbon sink, supported by Renew, will help to take full advantage of forests and soils. It will boost the uptake of practices beneficial for our farmers, climate, and soil biodiversity. Precise accounting is a key” – states Hojsik.
MEP Linea Søgaard-Lidell adds that she is proud that the EP managed to set an ambitious trajectory to cut our emissions towards our 2030 target.
“We don’t have time to delay climate action, and every Member State has to do its share.” – said Søgaard-Lidell.