The sale of new thermal cars, including hybrids, will be banned in Europe from 2035.
This time, it’s done. MEPs and Member States of the European Union have just reached an agreement on European legislation which provides for the end of the sale of new thermal engine vehicles by 2035.
On Twitter, MEP Pascal Canfin, President of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament, wrote: ” We have just finished negotiations on CO2 standards for cars. Historic EU climate decision that definitively confirms the target of 100% zero emission vehicles by 2035 with intermediate milestones in 2025 and 2030″.
A spokesman for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU also indicated that an agreement had been reached. Europe should formalize the measure in the coming days, in order to mark the spirits before the opening of COP 27 in Egypt on November 6.
It is therefore quite a big bang that is looming for the European market. In a dozen years, which is not on the scale of the automotive industry, all new cars with internal combustion engines will be banned from dealerships. Europe will become a “zero emissions” market, with therefore electricity or hydrogen.
If the simple hybrids are condemned, the vagueness remains for the rechargeable hybrid, defended by certain manufacturers, including Renault. We are still waiting to discover the exact contours of the law, which can also integrate synthetic fuels, a request from German firms.
Most brands have however taken the lead, deciding to become 100% electric in Europe well before 2035. This will be for example in 2030 for Peugeot and Renault.