Meeting in Brussels, the EP Environment Committee discussed the “Fit for 55” package, which is part of the European Green Deal and aims to reduce emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030.
Committee member deputies accepted their position on the regulation that sets new carbon emission standards for various vehicles with 46 “yes”, 40 “no” and 2 “abstentions” votes.
WILL HAVE ZERO EMISSIONS
Accordingly, new cars and light commercial vehicles to be sold as of 2035 will have zero emissions.
Thus, new gasoline or diesel cars will not be able to be sold in European Union (EU) countries as of the said date.
On the other hand, lawmakers did not support increasing the emission reduction target of their cars from 55 percent to 70 percent for 2030.
After this stage, after the position on the regulation is voted in the EP General Assembly Session, negotiations with the member states will begin.
The EU aims to make all sectors and vehicles zero-emission by 2050.