Broad consensus on phasing out internal combustion engine by 2035

Representatives of the auto industry and civil society, along with senior figures in the European Commission and Parliament, have all signalled that 2035 may be the best date for ending the sale of fossil fuel cars and vans in the EU.

by Simon Pickstone
Workers assemble the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car in Zwickau, eastern Germany, April 2020. European automakers are increasingly shifting their investment to electric models. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
Workers assemble the Volkswagen ID.3 electric car in Zwickau, eastern Germany, April 2020. European automakers are increasingly shifting their investment to electric models. Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

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