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 - 12:53 pm
California keeps pushing for 100% zero-emissions trucks by 2045
California will have cleaner air than the rest of the US sooner. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is about to greenlight plans allowing the state to phase out diesel trucks earlier than the rest of the United States and introduce stricter emission regulations.
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 15, 2023 - 04:00 pm
German court denies Greenpeace suit against VW
The Regional Court of Braunschweig has dismissed a civil action against Volkswagen supported by Greenpeace. The lawsuit called on the company to end the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines worldwide by 2030 at the latest.
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.
Nov 3, 2022 - 12:50 pm
Volvo Cars to go electric in Australia from 2026
Volvo Cars will only offer electric cars in Australia from 2026. As Volvo Australia announces, no new combustion models will be introduced there either. The decision is probably not entirely uncontroversial, even among Volvo dealers there.
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.
Sep 21, 2022 - 12:17 pm
Volvo Cars stops selling mild hybrids in Denmark
Volvo Cars has stopped selling mild hybrids in Denmark and now only offers electric cars and plug-in hybrids there. Denmark is the second country after Norway where Volvo Cars exclusively sells its BEV and PHEV models marketed under the Recharge label.
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.
Aug 3, 2022 - 01:44 pm
Toyota threatens to pull out of the UK over combustion limits
Toyota is apparently threatening to stop its British car production if the ban on new hybrid cars in the UK is brought forward to 2030. The British government had brought forward the ban on the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by five years to 2030 and announced the end of hybrid cars by […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.