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European Parliament Approves Ban on Sale of Petrol, Diesel Cars by 2035

Fri 17 Feb 2023 | 10:29 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The European Parliament finally approved the measure banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035.

In addition, it endorsed the grand goal of halving carbon dioxide emissions in passenger cars and vans by 2030.

Before the rule came into force, it must be formally approved by EU member states.

And the Spanish newspaper "La Pangordia" indicated that Europe has 12 years to improve and expand its infrastructure and ensure that it is sufficient to be a continent in which all car and truck sales are fully "electric", with standards set based on carbon dioxide levels recorded in 2021.

A 55% decrease in carbonic emissions in the case of new passenger cars sold in 2030, and 50% in the case of small trucks.

The measure banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035 was ratified by the European Parliament with 340 votes in favor, 279 against, and 21 abstentions. More importantly, the European People's Party rejected the new legislation.