The European Parliament has approved a ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered cars starting in 2035, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Lawmakers in the European Parliament have approved a bill that would ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars from 2035, the report said. The introduction of this law means that the fierce debate around the direction of the European auto industry will also end.
The European Parliament voted to approve the law on Tuesday after reaching an agreement with EU member states on its outline last year, including a compromise that would allow the sale of vehicles whose engines use carbon-neutral fuel.
The bill would require new cars and vans to have significantly lower carbon emissions by 2030 and zero emissions by 2035. The requirement is expected to halt sales of new cars using conventional internal combustion engines and accelerate the shift to electric vehicles, several industry groups said.