It is expected that the ban on the sale of internal combustion cars in the European Union will come into force as early as 2035. The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have just set new limits on CO2 emissions until 2030. Electricity is getting closer – should we be afraid of it?
Internal combustion cars in the EU should disappear by 2035
The Czech Republic, which currently holds the presidency of the European Council, is staunchly against internal combustion cars. At the beginning of 2023, the presidency will be taken over by France, which, like our southern neighbors, will lobby for the withdrawal of exhaust gases from the market.
The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have just drawn up a joint agreement on banning the registration of cars that use fuel for energy production. This means that 2035 is almost the deadlinewhen EU residents will have to make friends with electricians.
Electricity is not just Tesla. VW ID.3 is a proposal of a large automobile concern (Source: VW)
Greater reduction of CO2 emissions than assumed
More recently, there was talk of reducing CO2 emissions in traffic by 37.5% by 2030 compared to 2021. However, under the new agreement, this value is increased to 55%. Although this does not directly affect the date of the final ban on the registration of combustion lamps, it will undoubtedly contribute to the acceleration of the electrical transformation.
The agreement aims to facilitate the transition of internal combustion car manufacturers to electromobility. It is expected that the new standards, in addition to accelerating the pace of development of electric cars, will also have a positive impact on the environment.
There will be a few exceptions. However, flashes will remain available?
At the moment, more and more manufacturers are announcing that they will withdraw from the production of combustion pipes before 2035 (including Volkswagen eating in Norway in 2024 and the Stellantis concern). However, this does not mean that in the next decade we will only buy electricity.
We will also buy internal combustion cars, but … they will only be supercars manufacturers do not produce more than 10,000 units per year. Specialized factories (such as Lamborghini) will be given an extra year to achieve their target CO2 emissions.
Internal combustion Lamborghini super sport? The Italian manufacturer will have more time to meet CO2 limits (Source: Lamborghini)
Electricians need not be afraid, but there is a lack of infrastructure
The CEO of BMW, Oliver Zipse, who just a few days ago announced that hydrogen cars are the future, has certain concerns about the complete transition to electromobility. “We would like to see how the necessary infrastructure is reflected in EU policy“, says Zipse.
It is hard not to be surprised by these fears. The hyperproduction of electricians is quite possible because the interest in electromobility largely depends on the public and private infrastructure for servicing this type of car.
Are you waiting for the “Havana effect”?
“The Havana effect becomes more realistic“, says Jens Gieseke from the European People’s Party. He (as well as many other groups) believes that the ban on the sale of internal combustion cars will translate into the presence of old and used cars on the roads, as environmentally friendly electricity will be difficult to find.
“After 2035, our streets could become full of vintage cars”- this is how Gieseke sees the future of the automotive industry in the European Union.
What is your opinion? Will banning the sale of combustion gases have a positive or negative effect? Let me know in the comments.