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If there is one point on which fans of the automobile world disagree with the decisions taken by Europe, it is regarding the planned end of the sale of motor vehicles combustion from the year 2035. It doesn't seem that ready and yet, we are only 11 years away from the deadline which will change the face of the world.
If Europe has decided to draw a definitive line on the thermal car, we can already worry about the fact that, for the moment, our only alternative is the electric car. It's not exactly a great idea to rely on a single technology for our main means of transport, but until hydrogen eventually arrives, that's all Europeans have to replace their current vehicles. .
However, this idea does not please everyone, especially the largest political party in the European Union.
An explosive battle to keep combustion engines
If the ban on the sale of thermal vehicles has already been voted on and approved, it The fact remains that the legislation is being called into question, particularly by the Germans who are leaders in the automobile industry and therefore particularly affected by it.
However, European citizens will be called to vote for a new parliament by June, and thus, possibly, participate in the withdrawal of the law banning the sale of thermal vehicles in 2035. In view of these elections, the participating parties have already revealed their program, and one of the largest parties called the EPP defines itself as “the largest and oldest group in the European Parliament. Center-right group, for the creation of a strong and confident Europe, built to meet the needs of its peoples” shows its desire not to eliminate combustion engines so quickly.
Towards lifting the ban on the sale of thermal vehicles ?
The media Euractiv obtained a document in which the party states its rejection of a ban policy, wishing to revise the law prohibiting the sale of thermal vehicles. According to EPP leader Jens Gieseke, this ban law risks creating a phenomenon that can already be seen in Cuba. People who do not wish to part with their thermal vehicles will continue to use their old vehicles by repairing them ad vitam aeternam, which will postpone the ecological transition indefinitely.
You should know that some manufacturers still hope that synthetic fuels will make a big breakthrough, which would allow them to continue selling thermal engines, which would be less polluting than fossil energy. In the meantime, the German automobile industry continues to tremble in the face of the evidence that in 2023 the best-selling car in the world will be an American electric car.
- It was voted by the European Union that the sale of vehicles equipped with combustion engines would be banned from 2035.
- However, the decision does not really please the enthusiasts nor to the Germans whose automobile industry is one of the largest employers in the world.
- With the parliamentary elections taking place in June, the EPP party is highlighting its desire to review this law, which could once again shake up the face of the automobile industry in Europe.
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