Conventional car ban would be 'counterproductive', warns industry

Car makers have warned that blocking the sale of new petrol and diesel models could increase emissions of CO2 and other pollutants, after Ireland presented draft legislation that would introduce a ban from 2030.

“Simply banning the sale of new vehicles with internal combustion engines that are cleaner than older vehicles still in circulation would be a counter-productive policy,” a spokesperson for the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) told ENDS.

The Irish proposal sees the country join Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands in targeting a 2030 deadline.

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