The European Union will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2035

Aya Hussein

Today, the European Union reached an agreement on a law that effectively bans the sale of new cars that run on gasoline and diesel.

as of

Fossil fuels; With the aim of accelerating the transition to fossil fuel electric vehicles and combating climate change.

Fossil fuel negotiators from the European Union, the European Parliament and the European Commission agreed on the need for automakers to reduce CO2 emissions. Carbon dioxide by 2022% by year 2035 2030

, which will make it impossible to sell new fossil-fuel vehicles in the conglomerate that includes

The agreement also included a reduction in emissions by

. % of new cars sold starting from 2030 compared to

levels , which is well above the current goal of reducing emissions by .5% by then.

The law, first proposed by the European Commission last year, is a mainstay in a broader package of EU measures to achieve the bloc’s goals to combat climate change.