Governments agree cars sold in Europe must be zero-emissions by 2035

Environment ministers agreed early this morning that all cars and vans sold in the EU from 2035 onwards must be climate-neutral, but a last-minute intervention by Germany means it might not yet be time to sound the death knell for the internal combustion engine.

by Robert Hodgson
Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans and French environment minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher present the results of the talks in a press conference on Wednesday morning. Photo: EU Council
Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans and French environment minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher present the results of the talks in a press conference on Wednesday morning. Photo: EU Council

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