European Union ICE vehicle ban vote delayed

The European Union was about to finally sign its 2035 ban on new internal combustion vehicles last week, but the vote has been delayed due to objections from some countries, mainly Germany. Indeed, the vote was reported over fears that Germany would abstain, which it would have done automatically if its coalition government wasn’t in agreement. This internal disagreement comes from the nature of the ban, which doesn’t leave room for alternative power sources to electric vehicles, such as carbon-neutral synthetic fuels. This is the same reason why France and Italy, the other two major car-producing countries in the European Union, are also voicing concerns over the ban. By completely banning internal combustion engines, this legislation would prevent automakers from developing new technologies and force them to put all of their eggs in the same basket. Read original article here.

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