The Commission of the European Union has proposed to significantly tighten the limits for car engines as part of its program to protect the environment. Many pushed for a reduction in the target to 90 percent instead of 100 percent in order to leave room for internal combustion engines. According to the plan of the European Commission, carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 should be reduced by 55% compared to 2022 levels. Earlier it was said about the figure of 37.5%. And by 2035, this figure should be 100%.
The alternative to gasoline and diesel vehicles is primarily battery electric vehicles, and the sale of hydrogen electric vehicles will also be allowed. Unfortunately, hybrid cars, including rechargeable ones, are banned on a par with gasoline and diesel. The use of petrol and diesel cars will be allowed, and they will also be allowed to be sold, but with the payment of very large fines. It will be impossible to sell new petrol and diesel cars.
A plan for the development of the charging network has also been adopted. According to which, the EU countries will be required to equip all major highways with charging stations with a maximum distance between them of no more than 60 kilometers by 2025. Hydrogen refueling should appear at a maximum distance of no more than 150 kilometers from each other.