Last week, the European Commission published a mammoth climate legislation package. The plan includes a revised target for emissions reduction of 55% by 2030 and an 'effective ban' on new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035. The ACEA wants its opinion to be taken into account. Here are a few of the major points the ACEA is trying to make. Read on to find out why the ACEA is unhappy about the EU's plan.
EU plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2035
The European Commission recently announced ambitious plans to phase out petrol and diesel cars by the year 2035. The plan calls for a 55% reduction in emissions in 2030, and envisages an entire ban on new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035. However, this plan is still far from being implemented - EU member states have indicated that a longer period may be necessary. Here are some important facts about the new plan:
The European Union is bringing forward its climate plan from 2020 to 2021, bringing the ban on new passenger cars by that date. However, this new plan only covers passenger cars. Commercial vehicles are allowed to continue using petrol and diesel until the year 2035. By 2025 and 2030, sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles in the EU will cease completely, and in the US, new passenger cars will only be allowed to be purchased.
A ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles in the EU has been approved by the European Parliament's environment committee. However, it failed to pass a proposal to increase the CO2 targets for new cars in this decade. In fact, the European Parliament voted against a plan to cut CO2 emissions by 85% by 2030, which would effectively ban the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles in the 27 member states.
This plan is a clear signal that the car industry is moving toward electrification. By 2035, businesses in the extended automotive value chain should start planning for electrification now. And with a clear plan and a timeline to achieve it, the future of the industry is bright. With the goal of phasing out petrol and diesel cars, Europe will be a world leader in the automotive industry.
The new targets are far from easy to reach. The EU wants to phase out petrol and diesel cars by 2035 while promoting public transport. The EU has already passed climate policies, but the new targets could be seen as a breach of previous commitments. The automotive industry must be reeling from this news and the sudden introduction of an 'ICE ban' by 2035. However, the new targets may just be the start of a major shift in the future of road transport.
Goal to cut CO2 emissions by 55% by 2030
The EU is proposing a package of climate and energy laws with an ambitious goal: reducing carbon emissions by 55 per cent by 2030. The EU wants to break free from fossil fuels by 2030 and this will require stronger action to reduce emissions and increase removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. In order to reach the ambitious target, the EU must revise its existing emissions-reduction mechanisms. These include the Emissions Trading System, the Effort Sharing Regulation, and the Land Use, Climate Change and Forestry Regulation.
The proposal will also have an impact on the automotive sector. Road transport contributes almost a fifth of the EU's total emissions. Since 1990, road transport emissions have increased by more than a quarter. By 2050, transport emissions must fall by ninety percent. The EU commission plans to cut emissions by 55% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions in 2035. For now, the commission is focusing on the transport sector. The aim is to reduce the carbon emissions of all EU cars by that time.
The goal is ambitious, but it is achievable. In 2030, the EU needs to double the rate of decarbonisation, from 4% to five percent a year. The 2050 goal is much more ambitious. This is the only way to reach the Paris Agreement's goals. With this target, the EU will be well on its way to becoming climate neutral by 2050. This will require significant policy revisions, including a stronger green recovery in the EU.
The EU has already achieved great progress on climate change, but the next step is to implement the ambitious plans. With a package of thirteen policy proposals aimed at cutting emissions by 55 per cent by 2030, the EU is well on its way to meeting its goal. The proposed plans will require new legislation and substantial extra investments from national budgets. Despite this, many challenges lie ahead. Whether or not it will be enough to reach its goals is an important question.
In addition to aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by 55 per cent by 2030, the EU has also agreed to reform its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which contributes to 10% of EU emissions. The new LULUCF regulation would establish a climate neutrality target for the EU by 2035 and require member states to generate negative emissions in the meantime. While this might seem like a huge amount of change, this is a big step forward for the EU's climate policy.
Infrastructure needed for electric vehicles
Developing an electric vehicle infrastructure is the first step toward making EVs a practical option in the future. Creating charging stations for electric vehicles will allow owners to charge their vehicles quickly and conveniently. Charging infrastructure includes charging stations in public and private locations. Eventually, charging stations will be required at work places, apartment buildings, and other public places. Infrastructure needed for electric vehicles is expected to become a large part of EV adoption in the coming decades.
Moreover, the infrastructure required to charge electric vehicles is a major challenge. Developing charging infrastructure requires large amounts of funding, as many EV owners don't own one yet. This investment is long-term and has a negative return in the short run. However, with government support, it will be possible to build the necessary infrastructure and make electric vehicles affordable for more people. Infrastructure needs to be widespread and standardized. This means charging stations should be spread throughout the city and across the country.
The United States is committed to clean power and electric vehicles are a crucial component of this transition. As the technology advances, EV infrastructure development will have an impact on the future of the nation's energy supply. A new power grid and improved charging technologies will be needed to keep the grid stable. The federal government has committed $7.5 billion to develop charging infrastructure nationwide by 2030, and state governments have begun planning. The Biden administration has pledged to install 500,000 charging stations nationwide.
The cost of EVs has lowered dramatically in recent years, making them a viable option for transportation. Developing the infrastructure for electric vehicles is not simple, however. The value chain involved is complex and requires public and private investment. Infrastructure for charging electric vehicles can range from a simple charger to an extensive, multilevel charging network. The report found that public charging infrastructure was the most significant obstacle in electric vehicle adoption. The panelists also discussed the challenges involved in setting up a comprehensive electric vehicle infrastructure.
The cost of building charging infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers to EV adoption. Currently, the cost of developing an electrical vehicle charging infrastructure is prohibitive. It also requires extensive research and development. A high-quality charging infrastructure is essential for EV adoption. The federal government has issued funding guidance for BIL. The federal government's recent guidance on charging infrastructure for EVs has recommended that it should focus on building public charging points and extending renewable energy generation capacity.
ACEA wants its opinion taken into account
The European automobile industry group ACEA wants its opinion taken into account in the EU's policy-making process. It recently urged the Commission to reconsider its draft regulation on carbon emissions and to change the rules to reduce car emissions. The group's aim is to help shape effective policy and legislation for the industry. But analysts doubt it will get all it wants. Its call for help is an attempt to keep the EU on track.