Saturday, April 13, 2024

The EU will reconsider the ban on petrol and diesel cars

A number of parties in the European Parliament are going to the polls to roll back a ban on the internal combustion engine.

In 2035, new cars must not be able to run on conventional diesel and petrol. But synthetic fuel is ok.

The EU already adopted this in March last year. But it is an expression of a prohibition ideology, believes the largest and oldest association of parties in the European Parliament, EPP – The European People's Party.

And now the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will also have investigated the ban. Specifically, she referred back in February to a possible revision of the ban as early as 2026.

That's what Auto Motor und Sport writes.

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von der Leyen, who would like to be re-elected as chairman, says that technological openness and the options in it should be as wide as possible.

However, the German member of the EU Parliament Jens Gieseke already sees the ban as an expression of one thing. Namely an ideology.

A leaked election program also revealed earlier this year that the EPP group of parties is going to the polls to completely roll back the ban on petrol and diesel cars.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, however, it has not yet been possible to get the party group to publicly relate to that objective.

But there are indications that the EPP group is not alone in having that attitude. In other words, the ban on petrol and diesel cars must be rolled back.

At BMW, for example, they have already said that it is too early to ban the internal combustion engine. And that there are no signs that the world will abandon the technology.

At Toyota, it is not believed that it is the politicians who should decide which fuel cars use.

And several other car brands are starting to find reverse gear on their electric car strategies. Most recently, Bentley has announced that they are taking the internal combustion engine into the new decade anyway. Read more about it here.

Read more news from and about the automotive industry right here.


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