On June 28, after the European Parliament, the EU Council of Environment Ministers passed amendments to European Union (EU) Regulation 2019/631, which sets CO2 standards for new car fleets of automakers.
These emissions should be reduced by 100% from his 2021 target for the entire fleet by 2035.
This means that sales of Gasoline and diesel cars will end by 2035.
Driving a big city without an electric motor would be impossible long before that. Motorcycles, as well as passenger cars, will undergo a major transformation in the next decade.
The environmental benefits and acoustic comfort of local residents are well known.
As far as employment is concerned, transformation involves destruction and creation, which is the nature of economic law. Social divisions remain.
If this European decision evokes such reservations, it is because, for many, the end of the internal combustion engine car means the end of the individual car.
The symbolism of the ‘Glorious 30 Years’ will disappear into ecological consumerism reserved for the city’s elite.