Germany still discussing vote on planned EU combustion engine car ban –

June 24, 2022 by No Comments

Cars are seen at Kaiserdamm street in Berlin, Germany, October 9, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo

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BERLIN, June 22 (Reuters) – The German government is still discussing its voting behaviour on European Union plans to effectively ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2035, a German government spokesperson said on Wednesday.

In its bid to cut planet-warming emissions by 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels, the European Commission has proposed a 100% reduction in CO2 emissions from new cars by 2035. That means it would be impossible to sell combustion engine cars from then.

European Parliament lawmakers backed the proposals this month, before negotiations with EU countries on the final law take place. read more

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Writing by Miranda Murray

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