How a single vote watered down Parliament’s position on CO2 cuts for cars

MEPs on the environment committee narrowly voted on Wednesday to endorse a proposal that would prohibit the sale of internal combustion engine cars and vans from 2035. But several measures proposed by rapporteur Jan Huitema did not make the cut – in one case thanks to a single vote.

by Simon Pickstone
Renew Europe rapporteur Jan Huitema. Several of his key proposals were rejected in Wednesday's vote by the slimmest of margins. Photo: Alain Rolland / EP
Renew Europe rapporteur Jan Huitema. Several of his key proposals were rejected in Wednesday's vote by the slimmest of margins. Photo: Alain Rolland / EP

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