Tag: ICE ban

Jun 29, 2022 - 06:43 am

EU Council confirms ICE ban for cars and vans by 2035

Late last night in Luxembourg, the European Council of Environmental Ministers agreed to raise the targets for reducing CO2 emissions for new cars and new vans by 2030 to 55% instead 50% for cars and 50% for vans. The Council also stood firm on the ICE ban in 2035 – but left a back door […]

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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.

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Apr 14, 2022 - 02:27 pm

Vienna to stop buying combustion vehicles from 2025

The City of Vienna will no longer procure any new petrol or diesel vehicles for the municipal fleet from 2025 at the latest. Possible exceptions apply to certain special vehicles for which no CO2-free alternatives are available by then.

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Apr 4, 2022 - 12:27 pm

BYD quits the combustion engine

BYD has announced they will only produce electric cars and plug-in hybrids from now on. Without much notice, the Chinese manufacturer has discontinued the production of petrol cars: The last pure combustion engine apparently rolled off the production line in February.

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Mar 29, 2022 - 11:28 am

Paris cuts down on traffic to battle air pollution

Due to high particulate matter pollution, Paris ordered extensive restrictions on car traffic on Saturday. Cars with an environmental badge number 2 and higher (Euro 4 petrol and worse, diesel with Euro 6 and worse) are no longer allowed to drive in the area inside the Paris ring road A86 – probably for a few […]

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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.

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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).

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Nov 8, 2021 - 11:24 am

Greece stop fossil fuelled car sales in 2030

Greece wants to ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2030. This was announced by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. As early as 2025, all new taxis and one third of rental cars in Athens and Thessaloniki will have to be electric.

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Nov 1, 2021 - 03:09 pm

Volkswagen refuses to commit to 2030 ICE phase out

Volkswagen is the third car manufacturer to defend itself against the demand of environmental associations for a forced phase-out of internal combustion engines by 2030. “Volkswagen will not issue the cease-and-desist declaration you demand,” reads a letter from Volkswagen to Greenpeace.

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Oct 20, 2021 - 04:35 pm

Ireland announces EV subsidy programme details for 2022

Ireland’s Department of Transport announced details of electric car subsidies in the coming year: 100 million euros will be made available for this purpose in 2022, almost twice as much as in 2021. Purchase subsidies for fully electric cars and vans will continue at existing levels.

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Oct 13, 2021 - 11:08 am

No more ‘small off-road engines’ for Californian lawns

Californian Governor Gavin Newsom has just signed a ban for ‘small off-road engines’ (SORE) primarily used in gas-powered lawn equipment. The measure also includes generators and emergency response equipment and other “assorted categories”, but also allows some leeway with the regulations based on what is found to be technologically feasible.

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Sep 14, 2021 - 04:32 pm

Czech PM baulks at EU emissions targets

The Czech Republic has joined a growing number of countries and manufacturers that oppose the EU Commission’s climate package. The ‘Fit for 55’ plan effectively bans the sale of combustion engine cars in Europe from 2035 – an unwelcome move for some.

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Aug 17, 2021 - 01:16 pm

Ukraine extends VAT exemption for BEVs

Ukraine is sticking to its strategy for imported electric vehicles and renewing a VAT exemption first approved by parliament in early 2018. President Volodymyr Zelensky signed legislation to this effect, meaning that VAT on the import of electric vehicles will no longer apply until the end of 2025.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 11:38 am

Wind change for electric vehicles in Pasadena

As temperatures continue to soar and wildfires rage out of control in parts of the country, the City Council of Pasadena in California voted to hold a $672,512 purchase order for gasoline-powered vehicles, so that zero-emission vehicles may be considered for the same purposes.

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Jul 28, 2021 - 12:39 pm

Minnesota adopts California emissions standards

Minnesota has announced a new policy to adopt California’s stricter tailpipe emissions standards and mandate for automakers to get more zero-emission vehicles onto sales lots. This makes Minnesota the first state in the U.S. American Midwest to do so.

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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.

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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.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 11:56 am

UK sets sights on ICE truck sales ban in 2040

The British government has presented a plan to decarbonise the transport sector. It includes the goal to stop the sale of all road vehicles with combustion engines by 2040. The end date for passenger cars was already set for 2030 – now there is also a roadmap for commercial vehicles.

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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.

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May 19, 2021 - 04:46 pm

Could EU law cut national bans of ICE vehicles?

National bans on sales of cars with internal combustion engines may not be implementable under European law and would instead have to be introduced at the European level. This is at least the view of a legal opinion commissioned by the Climate Neutrality Foundation in Germany.

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May 19, 2021 - 11:48 am

IEA recommends 60% vehicle electrification by 2030

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has presented a step-by-step plan on how the world may achieve net CO2 neutrality by 2050. According to the IEA, the climate protection pledges made by governments to date – even if they would fully achieve them – fall far short of the requirements necessary for this.

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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.

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Apr 23, 2021 - 02:56 pm

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.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/06/29/eu-council-decides-on-100-co2-reductions-for-cars-and-vans-by-2035/
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