It’s now done: in 2035, it will no longer be possible to buy a new petrol, diesel or hybrid car.

It’s now done: in 2035, it will no longer be possible to buy a new petrol, diesel or hybrid car.

MEPs and EU member states reached an agreement on Thursday which provides for the end of the sale of new combustion engine vehicles within thirteen years. In 2035, it will be 100% electric or nothing.

This time, for sure: in thirteen years, it will no longer be possible within the European Union to buy a new car running on petrol or diesel. No more hybrid engines. It will be 100% electric or nothing.

Thursday, October 27, announced AFP and a number of national press titles, “MEPs and EU Member States have reached an agreement on European legislation which provides for the end of the sale of new thermal engine vehicles to horizon 2035”, to use the exact terms used by TF1.

This agreement paves the way for a modern and competitive automotive industry in the EU

“Historic EU climate decision which definitively confirms the objective of 100% zero-emission vehicles by 2035, with intermediate stages in 2025 and 2030,” tweeted Pascal Canfin, chairman of the parliament’s environment committee, in the evening. European.

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—Pascal Canfin (@pcanfin) October 27, 2022

This new regulation, which still needs to be formally approved before it can come into force, specifies Agence France presse, must help Europe achieve its objective: carbon neutrality by 2050.

“This agreement paves the way for a modern and competitive automotive industry in the EU, welcomed Jozef Sikela, Quoted by The Parisian. The Czech Minister of Industry believes that “the deadlines envisaged” make “the objectives achievable for car manufacturers”.

In France, the law on the orientation of mobility already acts for 2040 the end of the marketing of thermal cars. This regulation on a European scale therefore only accelerates the movement.