EU car manufacturers lobby to join UK foe petrol / diesel ban


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2022-05-19 10:26

Car makers Ford and Volvo have joined a campaign group of 28 companies that is lobbying the European Union to rubberstamp a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2035.

The UK is already ahead of them with a ban coming in from 2030 for petrol and 2035 for hybrid vehicles.

The cross-industry coalition - which also includes Tesco, Uber and Unilever - is calling on the EU to ensure all new cars in Europe are zero-emission from the middle of next decade.

Both manufacturers have independently committed to stop selling new petrol and diesel cars in Europe from 2030 but a law introduced by the EU would mean that other brands would need to follow suit within five years.

This comes on top of figures showing that the UK public has embraced the concept of electric cars far quicker than had been expected. The Office for Budget Responsibility has adjusted its figures accordingly. Whereas, they were previously forecasting a take up of electric vehicles to form 29% of all new registrations in 2026/7 then have now increased that figure to 59%.

LINCHR is already selling in Europe and is in an excellent position to take advantage of this move by car manufacturers. LINCHR product is designed to be compatible with all car brands.


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