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The EU proposal wants automakers to reduce CO2 emissions from new cars to zero by 2035

25 Mar 2023

Germany has taken a bold step by forging an alliance with seven other Euro nations to oppose the proposed ban on Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars by 2035. The European Union (EU) has put forward a proposal that seeks to reduce carbon emissions from new cars to zero by 2035. The move by Germany has sent shock waves through the EU and the global automotive industry.

The seven Euro nations that have joined Germany

The seven Euro nations that have joined Germany

The seven Euro nations that have joined Germany in this alliance are Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, and Latvia. The alliance is seen as a significant challenge to the EU's ambitious proposal, which seeks to phase out ICE cars by 2035. The proposal has been put forward in a bid to combat climate change, as the transportation sector accounts for a significant portion of global carbon emissions.

The EU's proposal has been met with mixed reactions from member states, with some welcoming it while others oppose it. Germany's decision to forge an alliance against the proposal has been criticized by environmentalists and climate activists, who argue that the move is a setback to the EU's climate goals. However, supporters of the alliance argue that the proposed ban on ICE cars by 2035 is unrealistic and could have a significant impact on the automotive industry.

Germany is the largest carmaker in Europe, and the automotive industry is a vital part of the country's economy. The proposed ban on ICE cars by 2035 could have a significant impact on the industry, with many jobs at risk. The alliance against the proposal argues that the EU's target is unrealistic and that a more gradual phase-out of ICE cars is needed. The alliance also argues that the proposed ban could lead to an increase in the price of cars, making them unaffordable for many consumers.

The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation

The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation

The EU's proposal has sparked a debate about the future of the automotive industry and the role of governments in promoting green technologies. The automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation, with many carmakers investing heavily in electric vehicles (EVs) and other green technologies. However, the transition from ICE cars to EVs is not straightforward, and it will take time for the industry to adapt.

The alliance against the EU's proposal has called for a more balanced approach to the transition from ICE cars to EVs. The alliance argues that a more gradual phase-out of ICE cars, coupled with incentives for consumers to purchase EVs, would be a more effective way to reduce carbon emissions. The alliance also argues that the EU's proposal could lead to job losses and economic disruption, particularly in countries that rely heavily on the automotive industry.

In conclusion, Germany's decision to forge an alliance with seven other Euro nations to oppose the proposed ban on ICE cars by 2035 has sparked a debate about the future of the automotive industry and the role of governments in promoting green technologies. The EU's proposal has been met with mixed reactions, with some welcoming it while others oppose it. The alliance against the proposal argues that a more gradual phase-out of ICE cars is needed, coupled with incentives for consumers to purchase EVs. The debate is likely to continue as the automotive industry undergoes a significant transformation towards a more sustainable future.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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