Mar 28, 2023 - 03:17 pm
EU Member States adopt ICE sales ban almost unanimously
It is set – there won’t be any more sales of cars with internal combustion engines in the EU from 2035. The Member States had their final vote in the Council today. The regulation will now be published in the EU’s Official Journal.
Mar 25, 2023 - 05:31 pm
Germany and EU compromise on e-fuels discussion
The EU Commission and the German government have agreed on a compromise on how new cars with combustion engines can be registered after 2035 as long as they run on climate-neutral fuel. The original regulation on the phasing out of internal combustion engines is not to be touched again, and the exceptions will now be […]
Mar 24, 2023 - 11:28 am
Potential compromise found in EU e-fuels discussion
A potential solution is on the horizon in the dispute over the phasing out of ICEs in the EU. The German transport ministry no longer wants to renegotiate CO2 limits for cars, thus the de facto end of internal combustion vehicles from 2035. It is not yet clear whether the EU Commission will accept the […]
Mar 22, 2023 - 12:45 pm
Final EU vote on combustion ban this week looking questionable
After the postponed final vote of the EU states on the ban of combustion engines in new cars from 2035, the hanging game continues. Although the EU Commission has submitted a proposal to the German government on e-fuel use after 2035, an agreement at the EU summit this week remains doubtful.
Mar 16, 2023 - 11:58 am
Maryland to ban combustion vehicle sales from 2035
Maryland’s Governor Wes Moore announced the adoption of the Advanced Clean Cars II rule, which requires manufacturers to continuously increase the share of electric vehicles they sell, reaching 100% of passenger car and light truck sales by 2035.
Mar 2, 2023 - 10:35 am
Europe: The end of the end of combustion engines?
The decision to phase out new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with internal combustion engines in the EU from 2035 seemed to be a done deal. But now, Germany could overturn it. Other EU countries also revised their acceptance of the agreement, making its future unclear.
Feb 16, 2023 - 04:51 pm
New Jersey looks at banning ICE sales by 2035
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy outlined broad climate goals, including the creation of a rule adopted by a handful of other states to require all new cars and light-duty trucks sold to be zero-emission by 2035.
Feb 14, 2023 - 04:33 pm
EU Commission lays out new truck and bus emission targets
The EU Commission’s expected draft legislation on emissions of heavy goods vehicles has arrived, requiring new trucks to cut emissions by 90% by 2040 and all new city buses to have zero emissions from 2030. Still, the draft falls slightly short of delivering a fully effective ban of ICE trucks.
Feb 2, 2023 - 12:04 pm
EU not to phase out combustion trucks before 2040
Trucks with combustion engines will still be able to be registered in the EU after 2035. A possible phase-out would take place in 2040 at the earliest, according to an internal Commission document on the revision of CO2 fleet limits for heavy-duty vehicles.
Dec 19, 2022 - 02:54 pm
Flanders considers banning combustion vehicles from 2035
From 2031, diesel cars will no longer be allowed to enter the environmental zones of the Flemish cities of Antwerp and Ghent, and from 2035 no petrol cars will be allowed either. This means that the tightening of the environmental zones there will be somewhat weaker than announced a year ago.
Oct 28, 2022 - 11:31 am
EU states & parliament agree on stricter fleet CO2 emission standards
The EU states and the European Parliament have reached a political agreement on stricter CO2 emission standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, sealing the end for new cars with combustion engines from 2035. What impact the backdoor for e-fuels will have is currently unclear.
Sep 30, 2022 - 05:45 pm
New York to introduce EV sales quotas in 2026
In New York State, only zero-emission cars and light commercial vehicles may be sold from 2035. Governor Kathy Hochul has now outlined a strategy to systematically reduce the sale of internal combustion vehicles by then. New York is taking its cue from California.
Aug 26, 2022 - 10:48 am
California sets the course for ICE exit
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has now passed the regulation ‘Advanced Clean Cars II’, which defines the path for the ban on internal combustion engine (ICE) cars in the US state from 2035 onwards. However, the ban on internal combustion vehicles has been softened.
Jul 20, 2022 - 03:11 pm
Canberra to introduce EV incentives
The government of the Australian Capital Territory has released a new strategy set to make zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) an affordable option for Canberrans in the years to come. The strategy sets a new target of 80-90% of new light vehicle sales being ZEVs by 2030 and also outlines a plan to start phasing out light […]
Jun 24, 2022 - 11:51 am
EU combustion vehicle sales ban under fire
Germany’s uncertain position on the phasing out of internal combustion vehicles (ICE) in the EU from 2035 appears to embolden other governments to make their own demands. If Germany abstains in the EU Council of Ministers, countries could succeed in watering down the incoming regulation on transport decarbonisation.
Jun 9, 2022 - 11:57 am
EU Parliament votes to end combustion vehicle sales in 2035
The EU Parliament has cleared the way for the phasing out of internal combustion engines in new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles from 2035 as part of the EU climate package “Fit for 55”. The Parliament’s position for the negotiations with the EU Member States is thus clear.
May 12, 2022 - 11:51 am
EU parliament committee votes to ban combustion engines from 2035
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of the EU Commission’s proposed de facto ban on internal combustion engines from 2035 for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in the European Union as part of the “Fit for 55” climate package.
Mar 31, 2022 - 12:10 pm
Canada sets interim emissions reduction targets
The Canadian government has presented its ‘2030 Emissions Reduction Plan’ and included several e-mobility investments. The goal announced last year of bringing forward the phase-out of internal combustion engines by five years to 2035 is confirmed and supplemented by interim targets.
Jan 14, 2022 - 12:12 pm
EU to demand stricter CO2 standards for new cars
There are signs of a possible further tightening of the EU targets for CO2 emissions from new cars. After the EU Commission had submitted its proposals for this in July 2021, it is now the EU Parliament’s turn – and it has apparently demanded stricter interim targets until 2035.
Dec 13, 2021 - 12:40 pm
Italy to ban sales of new ICEs in 2035
Italy’s government has decided to ban new passenger cars with combustion engines from 2035 in line with the EU Commission’s plans. For light commercial vehicles, this is to apply from 2040. This has now been decided by the Italian government’s Committee for the Ecological Transition (CITE).
Nov 30, 2021 - 05:15 pm
Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets
A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.
Oct 11, 2021 - 12:40 pm
New York to convert bus fleet to BEVs by 2035
The New York City Council has passed a bill mandating that the city’s school bus fleet be fully electric by 1 September 2035. This is in accordance with the decision to allow only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles to be sold from 2035.
Sep 6, 2021 - 04:55 pm
Hyundai to end ICE model sales in Europe by 2035
At the IAA Mobility 2021, the Hyundai Motor Company announced its voluntary commitment to become climate-neutral by 2045. In the course of this, no more combustion vehicles are to be sold in Europe from 2035, and in the remaining most important world markets from 2040.
Jul 19, 2021 - 11:36 am
Austria considers combustion ban for 2030
In Austria, only zero-emission passenger cars, two-wheelers, light commercial vehicles and heavier commercial vehicles are to be newly registered by 2030 at the latest. This is one of the ‘Mobility Master Plan 2030’ measures now presented by Infrastructure Minister Leonore Gewessler. However, the plan is not binding.
Jul 14, 2021 - 04:32 pm
EU Commission presents ‘Fit for 55’ climate package
The EU Commission has presented its ‘Fit for 55’ climate package. It contains legislative initiatives with which the Commission wants to achieve the goals of the ‘Green Deal’. Crucial for the car industry: CO2 emissions from new cars are to be reduced to zero by 2035, which would mean the end of petrol and diesel.
Jun 30, 2021 - 12:46 pm
Canada to now end combustion vehicle sales by 2035
The Canadian government has set a binding target that only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles will be sold in the country from 2035. This brings forward the previous target of achieving this by 2040 by five years.
Apr 28, 2021 - 11:56 am
New York to ban ICE sales as of 2035
The US state of New York is following California’s example and ensuring that only zero-emission passenger cars and light commercial vehicles may be sold from 2035. By 2045, all new medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles in the US state are also to be electric.