Yesterday, 8 June, the European Parliament adopted the proposal for a new climate package ” Fit for 55 Aim for cars to Banning the sale of thermal vehicles (private and commercial) from 2035 in Europe. A measure that represents a real turning point for the sector while French law has set this deadline in 2040 through the Climate and Resilience Act. So manufacturers will have, within thirteen years, to do ” Revolution .and even if, Not surprisingly, they often say Ready » To meet this new reality with large investments in research and development as well as in production lines, The move still looks high.
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For all the car brands or groups that we were able to reach, The result of this vote is not surprising. ” Send the European Parliament today A clear and predictable signal To protect the climate: The shift towards electric mobility is irreversible. It is the only reasonable environmental, technological and economic way to replace combustion engines as quickly as possible. Volkswagen Group comments. “ The date has been known for a year now, so this vote was not surprising ‘, we were told at Kia France. But if this tipping point seems inevitable and the logic of things is, it won’t just make people happy. It remains A political decision that has consequences for millions of people Employees in a troubled industry and/or need their car to go to work, and are currently unable to purchase an electric car.
Even by the representative bodiesAlarm bell rings: Thermal ban is a big leap into space and an industrial breach ‘, denounced on Thursday Luc Chatel, President Auto platform (PFA), on air from BFM Business. ” By limiting itself to one solution, Europe chooses to produce less and pollute more Comments by Xavier Hornet, General Delegate of Mobilians (formerly CNPA).
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Weirdly (or not…), among manufacturers, The comments are less virulent and the optimism seems appropriate. It must be said that brands have been preparing for this huge challenge for a few years now. The past few months have also seen each group announce their work plan for the coming years, sort of race against time with each horizon close to that specified by ” Fit for 55 “.” We will continue to follow the plan presented by the group on March 1. ‘, we confirm in Stilants. same story for Kia France Which took first place in sales of 100% electric cars in 2021, and is approaching the topic with confidence. so it goes” In the right direction for the image of the automotive sector when a decision to the contrary is harmfultells us Lionel French Q, President Hyundai Motor France. We can always say that an electric car isn’t “zero emissions” but one thing is for sure, whether it’s battery powered or fuel cell powered, it’s much better than heat. The good news is that we have Ten years to prepare. If we often complain because political time does not fit in with industrial time, in this matter perspective is given which leaves us time to perceive the changes. »
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Conditions necessary for success
On the part of other manufacturers, we emphasize the need It meets all the correct conditions to success This bet is for the future “.” We welcome this decision » answer us Mercedes-Benz Groupwhich is said Willing to go fully electrified wherever market conditions permit According to its spokespersons, The decision obliges politicians to provide the necessary infrastructure. What is critical to successful climate protection in all modes of transportation isAcceptance of new technologiesNot banning traditional techniques Shared opinion by Volkswagen Group who calls it It is now important that the political objectives be supported by corresponding policy measures in all Member States. These include an adequate supply of battery cells, and a much faster expansion inShipping Infrastructure A rapid transfer of energy. Lionel French Q, from Hyundai Motor Francethe European authorities will have to ensure Unified development of the electricity market in the old continent. Because ” While in France, Germany, the Netherlands and even Norway, growth is on track, in other countries there is rarely a market for electric cars. The approach must be national, but also and above all, it must be European, and be seen in a global way. “, Concludes.