EU urged to end sales of diesel and petrol cars by 2035: The European Commissions have been called on by a consortium of industry leaders to phase out new diesel and petrol cars and vans no later than 2035.
Among 27 signatories in the group the retail giant IKEA, the owner of the ride-hailing services Uber, the media company Sky, the manufacturer Volvo Cars and the energy firm Vattenfall, suggests this could put Europe on a pathway to deliver on its climate targets.
Other incentives will encourage individuals and companies to switch to EVs which is why policymakers are also urged to introduce changes to taxes.
“By planning to become a fully electric car company by 2030, Volvo Cars intends to set the pace in the transition to zero emission mobility within our industry.” said Anders Kärrberg, head of global sustainability at Volvo Cars.
“The EU phase-out target and cooperation of the entire EV ecosystem will allow for a faster transition towards more sustainable mobility which Uber supported through its own targets of becoming 50% electric by 2025 across seven cities and 100% by 2030 across Europe.” said Anabel Diaz, Regional General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa of Uber.
The UK Government brought forward the ban on new diesel car and vans sales to 2030, as a part of its £13 billion ten-point plan.
EU urged to end sales of diesel and petrol cars by 2035: