EU ban on internal combustion engines to come into force by 2035
UPDATE, June 9, 2022: ECI ban in the European Union stands and is expected to come into force by 2035
Proposed amendments to the European Union’s plan to ban the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035 have been rejected.
According Automotive NewsMembers of the European Parliament voted against a proposal to reduce the current target of a 100% reduction in emissions by 2035 to 90%.
The report also says EU lawmakers voted against an amendment that would allow automakers to buy credits for synthetic and electric fuels, rendering redundant ongoing plans by automakers such as Porsche and Toyota’s Japanese alliance, Subaru. and Mazda.
While the EU plans to become carbon neutral by 2050, Australia currently lacks a concrete emissions reduction strategy, with the new Labor government having previously only announced its carbon emissions reduction plan. carbon by 43% before 2030.
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May 15, 2022: The European Union takes another step towards banning ICE vehicles
The European Union is moving closer to banning the sale of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2035, with the European Parliament backing the EU plan this week.
Last year, the EU proposed an effective ban on new ICE vehicles by 2035, with the plan then handed over to the European Parliament this week where lawmakers gave their backing to the goal, according to reports from Automotive News Europe.
Although the proposal does not explicitly prevent the production of ICE-powered vehicles, the plan would result in a 100% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035, thereby killing fossil fuel vehicles.
Reducing emissions would see electric vehicles (EVs) and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HCEVs) become the predominant choices in the market, with most European and international manufacturers introducing targets to phase out ICEs well before the cut of 2035.
However, ICEs could be cast in the form of hydrogen, with automakers such as Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and Renault developing traditional combustion engines that use hydrogen rather than fossil fuels as a power source.
Porsche is also putting its weight behind zero-emission fuels, announcing last month that it would invest around $100 million to develop efuels with an Australian-only production plant.
Australia currently has no specific policy relating to the banning of fossil fuels, reflected in last year’s net zero 2050 plan which made no mention of phasing out ECIs.