On Thursday, October 27, the European Commission voted for the end of the sale of new thermal cars in 2035. The objective of this legislation is to reduce CO2 emissions and thus achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. A real upheaval for the auto sector.
You will soon have to do without your old diesel or your essence. While France is just recovering from the fuel shortage, MEPs have reached an agreement in favor of the environment. This decision confirms the will of the European Union to reduce CO2 emissions for the automotive sector with the aim of less 55% greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
With this agreement, this amounts to prohibiting the sale of new vehicles running on gasoline and diesel, as well as that of hybrid cars running on fuel and electricity.
100% electric for 2035
The European Commission wants the all-electric for the year 2035. Technically, only electric vehicles, hydrogen Where battery operated can be sold from that year.
In fact, some car manufacturers will benefit from exemptions to go green. The brands selling less than 10,000 vehicles have a 1 year waiver (2036) to stop the sale of thermal cars. Some luxury manufacturers also have more time to adapt to this new legislation.
The possible consequences of this legislation
Some industry experts are already questioning the means implemented to respect and achieve the objectives set. In effect, the cost of an electric car is hardly bearable for millions of households today.
Furthermore, the end of thermal cars also implies a tax loss. Revenues from the TICPE (domestic consumption tax on energy products), one of the fuel taxes, will probably decrease with the end of the sale of new thermal cars. She reports more than 3 billion euros to the State and contributes to the State and local authority budgets. The question of the replacement of this tax destined to decrease also arises.