EU: MEPs vote to end sale of petrol and diesel car by 2035

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The European parliament has voted to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035, defeating attempts by centre-right lawmakers to weaken the target. Lawmakers hailed a major victory for the climate [sic] after an intense day of votes on a set of laws that make up the EU green deal, the bloc’s main response to the climate crisis [sic]. … MEPs still have to negotiate the final law with ministers from the EU’s 27 national governments. The parliament’s vote, however, increases the pressure on governments for a clear end to the internal combustion engine in the EU single market of 447 million people. MEPs rejected a centre-right amendment that would have excluded 10% of cars from the 2035 deadline.” (06/08/22)