EU and Germany agree on internal combustion engines
Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the EU Commission, shared on his social media account, “We have reached an agreement with Germany on the use of e-fuels in cars in the future.” used the phrase.
Stating that they will work for the adoption of the regulation that will bring new carbon standards to automobiles as soon as possible, Timmermans noted that the Commission will complete the necessary legal processes.
“After 2035, vehicles with internal combustion engines can only be registered as new if they can be filled with carbon neutral fuels,” German Transport Minister Volker Wissing wrote on his Twitter account. shared.
Pointing out that the way is open for the regulation that will bring strict carbon emission standards to new cars and light commercial vehicles to be sold in EU countries, Wissing stated that they maintain important options in terms of climate-friendly and affordable transportation.
EU Term President Sweden, on the other hand, announced that after the agreement, the regulation of carbon emission standards for automobiles was put on the agenda for discussion by the representatives of the member states, and that the legislation is aimed to be adopted on Tuesday.
The regulation, which was adopted at the European Parliament (EP) General Assembly last month and must be officially approved by EU member states to enter into force, required new cars and light commercial vehicles to be sold from 2035 to be zero-emission.
Thus, new cars with internal combustion engines, such as gasoline and diesel, would not be able to be sold in EU countries from the said date.
A group of countries led by Germany opposed the attempt to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars.
To support the plan, Germany had asked the EU for exemptions from renewable energy and synthetic fuels, known as e-fuels, produced by capturing carbon dioxide in the air.
Negotiations were being held between the EU Commission and Germany on this issue.
With the agreement, Germany was assured of the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines running on synthetic fuels.