The European Parliament has adopted a proposal to ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion from 2035 in the fight against climate change by promoting the production of electric cars.
The EU Voting and targets for 2035
June 6 On Wednesday, 339 MEPs voted in favor of amendments to the law proposed by the European Commission (EC). 249 MEPs voted against the ban, 24 abstained.
This is a big step towards a 100 percent reduction in emissions from new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles by 2035. There have been proposals in the European Parliament to reduce the emissions reduction target for new cars to 90% by 2035, but EU Parliament rejected it.
According to the EC, passenger cars account for around 12% of CO2 emissions (lorries 2.5% of CO2 ). Now, MEPs will start negotiations on the implementation of these plans with all 27 members of the European Union bloc. Britain, meanwhile, aims to halt sales of new diesel and petrol cars by 2030. From 2035 all new cars and vans will have to emit zero emissions. Britain withdrew from the European Union in 2020. January 31
According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, electric cars and rechargeable hybrid vehicles accounted for 18% of new passenger car sales in the EU last year, although overall car sales fell over the year due to a shortage of semiconductors.
The European Union has stated that it wants to be neural in terms of CO2 emissions. In the medium term, net greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced by at least 55% by 2030. In the European Union, this plan is called Fit for 55.
As Lithuania has one of the oldest car fleets in the European Union (together with Romania and Estonia), it will be extremely difficult for it to achieve these goals. According to various data, the average age of a car operated in Lithuania is 16 years. Meanwhile, the electric car in Lithuania is still a rare phenomenon.
According to the data of SE “Regitra”, in January-May 2022, only 501 new electric cars out of 11,406 were registered in Lithuania, which is only 4% of the total number of new cars. Electric cars in Lithuania are still a costly pleasure. However, owning an electric car is certainly not an unattainable dream. We suggest you visit elektrine.eu and choose your electric car at an affordable price. If in doubt, feel free to try and decide for yourself. Register for a test drive now.
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