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.
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.
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.
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.
Thailand to only allow BEV sales from 2035
The Thai government will only allow purely electric vehicles to be sold from 2035 onwards. Along the way to this goal, the aim is also for electric vehicles to account for 50 per cent – and not 30 per cent as previously planned – of all new car registrations by the end of this decade.
GM to go fossil-fuel free by 2035
General Motors has announced that it will largely abandon the internal combustion engine by 2035. The new focus will be on ‘light-duty vehicles’; these are passenger cars and light commercial vehicles up to 3.8 tonnes, according to the US definition. Explicitly, the company wants to “eliminate tailpipe emissions” from 2035.
China aims to rid its roads of pure ICEs by 2035
The Chinese government has released the ‘Energy-saving and New Energy Vehicle Technology Roadmap 2.0’ or ‘Technical Roadmap 2.0’ for short. The plan outlines the concrete goals of transforming Chinese automotive industries into a wholly electric industry by 2035 when pure combustion engines will no longer be permitted.
UK to bring ICE ban forward by 5 years to 2035
The new British government wants to bring forward to 2035 the ban on the sale of new cars with combustion engines initially planned for 2040. Besides, the prohibition of new registrations will then also apply to hybrid vehicles.
Spain’s Balearic Islands pass climate protection law
The autonomous government of Spain’s Balearic Islands has passed a climate protection law stipulating the cessation of the use of fossil fuels by 2050. The law also includes a ban on the registration of new diesel cars from 2025 and new petrol cars from 2035.
Balearic Islands to become EV oasis
The Balearic government has announced plans to ban vehicles that run on fossil fuels from the streets of Mallorca, as well as from those on the other Balearic Islands by 2035. A diesel-ban is to start even sooner, by 2025.