Under the “Fit for 55” package, an agreement was reached between the Council and Parliament to stop the sale of new CO2-emitting vehicles in 2035. In other words, by 2035, every new vehicle sold in the European Union will be a zero-emission vehicle. This agreement is more broadly in line with the perception of COP27 and its climate commitments.
The “Fit for 55” package was presented by the Commission in July 2021 to implement the EU climate targets. In order to achieve these ambitious targets, new CO2 emission standards will be introduced. They consist in reducing emissions from new cars by 55% by 2030.
These new standards are expected to encourage the production of low- and zero-emission vehicles and encourage climate neutrality in road transport by 2050.
The provisional agreement still has to be formally adopted in the same terms by the Council and Parliament. It will then be published in the Official Journal of the EU and will enter into force.
Source: Zero emission vehicles: first “Fit for 55” deal will end the sale of new CO2 emitting cars in Europe by 2030