ACEA statement on adoption of regulation on CO2 emissions for new cars and vans
ACEA Director General, Sigrid de Vries, reacts to today’s adoption of the regulation on CO2 standards for cars and vans. This regulation effectively phases-out the sale of cars with traditional internal combustion engines (ICEs) by 2035, with the European Commission now set to propose an exemption for ICE vehicles than run exclusively on e-fuels.
“The course is now officially set. Our industry welcomes the planning certainty that today’s milestone brings, and is working at full pace to meet this momentous challenge.
All ACEA members are firmly behind climate-neutrality by 2050, and are committed to reach the 2035 zero-CO2 target. We strongly believe that a technological-neutral approach – with widespread electrification at its core – is the best way to achieve climate goals.
Last year, one out of every five new cars sold in the EU had a plug. By 2030, this figure is predicted to rise to three in five – putting the EU ahead globally. Now policy makers need to make sure that EU citizens will be convinced to switch massively to e-mobility. This means that these cars should be affordable and convenient to recharge. Industry also needs competitive access to critical raw materials and energy to maintain a sustainable future in Europe.
We look forward to receiving more details on the next legislative steps.”
Our industry welcomes the planning certainty that today’s Council adoption of the regulation on CO2 emissions brings, and is working at full pace to meet this momentous challenge.