Date: 2023-02-15 Browse: 10 Form: 本站

The European Parliament has approved a plan to ban the sale of gas-powered cars from 2035

On February 14, 2023, the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted 340 votes in favor, 279 votes against, 21 abstentions, adopted the European Commission and the European Council reached a "2035 agreement on zero Emissions of new fuel cars and pickup trucks in Europe".


The agreement will then go to the European Council for adoption and final implementation. The goal is to stop the sale of new gas-fired cars and pickup trucks across the 27-nation European Union from 2035. The ban will ensure that the EU will achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, in line with the 15-year deadline for the average family light vehicle.

It should be noted that the agreement also sets phased targets. According to the text, the EU is demanding a 55 per cent cut in emissions for fuel cars by 2030 compared with 2021 levels, far higher than the existing target of 37.5 per cent, and a 50 per cent cut for pick-up trucks.


The commission also set December 2026 to test the gap between emissions limits and actual emissions, after which follow-up measures will be adjusted according to circumstances. The agreement also provides flexibility for smaller automakers, allowing them to set a lower target by 2035 for those producing fewer than 10, 000 cars or 22, 000 pickup trucks a year.

The European Parliament's lead negotiator said the target creates clarity for the European car industry and is expected to spur innovation and investment by carmakers. It will also become cheaper for consumers to buy and drive zero-emission vehicles. At the same time, he said the agreement was crucial for the EU to meet its 2050 climate goals. In July 2021, the European Union released a package of emissions-reduction measures known as Fit for 55, and ending the sale of gas-powered vehicles was one of 12 new measures. (Source:

Editor's summary: The EU has been talking about a 2035 ban on fuel cars for a long time. Last year the European Commission, the European Parliament and member states reached an agreement. Now that the deal has been voted through, it also heralds a more rapid transformation of Europe's biggest carmakers. However, according to the efficiency of European countries and the way of doing things, the final effect of this resolution, still need time to verify.

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