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EU Officially Approves the Ban on New Combustion-engine Cars from 2035

For the era of zero-emission new-energy vehicles is coming fast

EU Officially Approves

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On October 27, the three major European Union institutions formally reached an agreement on the plan to achieve “zero CO2 emissions from all passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold in the EU market from 2035”, which will ban the production of new fuel vehicles from 2035. This means that from 2035, sale of petrol and diesel cars will not be allowed in the EU market.

As early as in July 2021, EU put forward a proposal to reduce emissions, calling for the phase-out of gas-powered vehicles by 2035. By June 29 this year, after 16 hours of negotiations, the environment ministers of the 27 EU member states finally agreed on the goal of “achieving zero carbon emissions from vehicles by 2035”.

From the initial proposal to official confirmation, the EU auto industry’s 2035 zero-emission target took just over a year to be settled.

The Content of the Agreement is Constantly Debated and Compromised

The proposal was controversial at the time when it was announced. The German and French auto industry associations both opposed to it in the first place. According to the European Automobile Suppliers Federation, EU auto suppliers may be forced to cut 500,000 jobs by 2040. In addition, the German Automobile Industry Association is concerned that the installation of supporting facilities such as charging stations cannot keep up with EU’s plan.

As stated specifically in the agreement, by 2030, the carbon emission levels of all newly launched passenger cars and light commercial vehicles must be reduced by 55% and 50% respectively compared with 2021, and by 2035, they will be reduced to zero. The regulation has left major automakers with only electric vehicles to choose from. However, there is still an exception to the rule, that is, for automakers with an annual production between 1,000 and 10,000 vehicles, the time limit can be postponed until the end of 2036.

The ban is an important step for EU to reduce carbon emissions and achieve electrification. The agreement is expected to phase out ICEs and accelerate the move to battery-electric passenger vehicles and LCVs throughout Europe.

It is worth mentioning that EU member states and representatives of the European Parliament have been negotiating for a long time on the specific implementation standards and scope of the ban on the sale of fuel vehicles. Some major auto manufacturing countries argue that cars that run on synthetic fuels and meet “carbon neutral” emissions standards should be allowed to be sold.

Hildegard Müller, president of the German Automobile Industry Association, warned in a statement that EU needs to “make appropriate adjustments” to the plan based on the current realities of electric vehicle charging facilities, renewable energy production, and raw material supply sources, rather than setting goals beyond 2030 in haste.

Governments Are Promoting the Rapid Development of NEV industry

Despite the controversy, the ban has become a reality. The governments of EU countries are actively supporting and promoting the development of the electric vehicle industry. Major auto and parts companies are rapidly turning to new energy vehicles, and the capital market is increasingly optimistic about autonomous driving and shared vehicles. As an emerging industry, the sales data of the new energy vehicle industry continues to rise, and the upward trend still has a lot of room for expansion.

“As more and more affordable electric vehicles enter the market, European carmakers have proven they are ready,” EU’s climate chief Frans Timmermans said in a statement. “The rate of change over the past few years has been impressive.”

Governments around the world have introduced encouraging policies to give greater subsidies and incentives to the electric vehicle industry. Member states of EU are actively strengthening the infrastructure construction of new energy vehicles to make it more convenient for European consumers to drive new energy vehicles.

Battery Charging Is A Key Aspect of Electric Vehicles

The NEV haters may have been hurt by the unresolved charging problem. They have deeply experienced the “inconvenience” and “unreliability” of electric vehicles, so they firmly go back to ICEs. But supporters may have made different choices. They are more optimistic, more rational and mature. Maybe they are just lucky enough to choose a high-quality, cost-effective charging product sold by a reputable brand like Wissenergy, and get a satisfying charging experience, so they don’t hold much hostility to electric vehicles.

Whether it is a single EV charging cable, such as the WS001-WS004 and WS007-WS008 double-ended cable series, or the WS020 series of portable EV chargers, or the WB20 series of charging stations, a high-quality product that can meet the charging needs of electric vehicles is always indispensable.

As a supporting industry for new energy vehicles, the EV charging industry is also an indispensable link. Optimistically, ten years from now, when we truly usher in a greener future, it must be the result of all people and all industries working together. 


Post time: Nov-10-2022