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End of thermals in 2035: big rebound to come?

Will Europe ban the sale of new cars fitted with a heat engine from 2035? Maybe not anymore. The European Commission would indeed be ready to accept the demands of Italy, Germany and other states skeptical of this decision.

According to the news agency Reutersthe European Commission is reviewing its plans for the purpose of authorizing the sale of combustion engineseven after 2035, but only if powered by e-fuels or other fuels defined as “climate neutral”.

Certain conditions should be met

According to several information collected by Reuters, the European Commission plans to create “a new type of vehicle category in the European Union for cars running only on zero-emission fuels”.

“These Vehicles”says Reuters, “should use technologies that would prevent them from operating if refueled with other fuels. These include a “refueling induction system” which would prevent cars from starting if refueled with non-neutral fuels”.

L’Italie and l’Allemagne exult

With this initiative, Brussels is trying to break the impasse in which the Council of the European Union found itselfwhen Italy, Germany, Poland and Bulgaria said “no” to all-electric from 2035, demanding more space for biofuels, biofuels and hydrogen.

This was a surprise, since the vote of Member States was supposed to be a mere formality.

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Europe faced with its contradictions?

Manufacturers are also asking the European Union to get more involved in the sector. They do so through the voice of Luca De Meo, CEO of the Renault group and president of Acea: “Europe and its automotive industry are at a turning point. The challenges are enormous, as is the pressure on the automotive industry. Today, European automakers face a very asymmetrical challenge. We are no longer ahead of the technology race. At the same time, as incentives to purchase zero-emission vehicles diminish in the EU, we are seeing massive support for our competitors in China and the United States.”

“The renewal of the vehicle fleet being the most powerful tool to reduce CO2 emissions2 and pollutants, we should try to speed it up. We also need to consider other possibilities, using the right tools and acting where warranted. As far as air quality is concerned, we should focus on large urban areas, respecting the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, because that is where the problem is real.

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