The European Commission is committed to implementing a plan that will have at least 30 million electric vehicles on the region's road by 2030, which will require significant efforts from both automakers and governments.
This goal is included in the draft strategy paper received by Bloomberg, which is scheduled to be published next week. Researchers predict 28 million hybrid and all-electric vehicles will be on the roads of Europe by 2028.
The plan also sets out targets for the entire transport sector. By 2030, high-speed rail traffic is planned to double to become carbon-neutral. The document also states that large aircraft and ships with zero emissions should be “ready for market” by 2035. The roadmap is expected to lead to the drafting of the bill in the coming months.
At the moment, tensions are brewing among members of the European Union over a plan to tighten the emission reduction target. After all, new proposals for the transport industry require additional costs for energy production and infrastructure.
Currently, zero and low-emission vehicles still make up too small a part of the car fleet. The European Commission strives to ensure that the region's companies are leaders in the industry, so they are calling on European car manufacturers to make all vehicles sustainable.
CO2 emission standards for cars and vans will have to be revised by June 2021, and by 2022 for heavy duty vehicles.
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