Europe’s ban on internal combustion locomotives…Lamborghini exceptions?
The European Union has announced that it will ban internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035. However, automakers with low annual vehicle production have exceptionally decided to apply an additional one-year guidance period to the new clause.
As a result, carmakers, including Lamborghini, who produce fewer than 10,000 new cars annually must comply with the new clause by 2036.
According to the regulations, carbon neutral fuels such as hydrogen free from air pollution and synthesized gasoline and diesel are allowed.
Hyundai Motor and Toyota are working on developing hydrogen-powered engines, while Porsche is leading the development of synthetic fuels that capture carbon in the atmosphere and recycle it as fuel.
According to the announcement in June, the EU is demanding a 55% reduction by 2030 based on emissions in 2021, and aims to reduce it by 100% by 2035. In other words, it will ban all internal combustion engine engines until 2035.
Commercial large cars aim to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030, but they should also meet the goal of zero carbon by 2035.
Due to pressure from EU member countries such as Germany, Italy, and G7 member Japan, the new bill will exceptionally allow internal combustion engines powered by zero carbon fuel.
Volkswagen has announced that it will stop producing gasoline and diesel vehicles in Europe by 2033, and large car manufacturers are also working on switching to electric vehicles before 2035.