EU proposals to ban the sale of new internal combustion engine cars and vans by 2035 should be reconsidered given the impact Russia’s war in Ukraine has had on soaring energy and battery metals costs, a coalition of European fuel manufacturers has told EU policymakers. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now In June, environment ministers from the EU’s 27 member states approved proposals to end the sale of vehicles with combustion engines in the trade bloc by 2035. The plan means that new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles may no longer emit tailpipe emissions, a requirement seen as a de facto to a ban on internal combustion engines. But the EU’s focus on full vehicle fleet electrification to curb CO2 emissions will create “unnecessary risks; industrial, economic, social and in terms of delayed GHG reductions,” the industry groups said in […]

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