9 June 2022 – Yesterday, the European Parliament voted on the Commission’s proposal to set an objective of zero tailpipe emissions for new cars and vans by 2035. This means a de facto ban on the sales of new internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and vans from that date onwards. The FIA European Bureau supports the EU’s climate objectives whilst keeping an eye on the consequences on mobility and individual citizens.
In our view, replacing tailpipe measurements with an assessment of the full life cycle of CO2 emissions of cars and vans is needed to fully deliver our ambition. In addition, flanking measures should help the most vulnerable, preserve the affordability of mobility, and manage the transition towards electromobility.
Some of the amendments adopted support a step-by-step transition and a consumer centered approach. In this sense, the FIA European Bureau welcomes the provisions of:
We look forward to bringing the consumers’ interests to the centre of discussions, to ensure that the choices made today are future-proof and fully endorsed by society. In that spirit, we will continue to develop Green NCAP, which gives consumers an accurate picture of how environment friendly and efficient vehicles are today.