EU approves end to combustion engine sales by 2035



The 27 member states of the European Union (EU) announced early Wednesday the Commission's plan to ban the sale of vehicles with combustion engines by 2035 in Europe, in a bid to reduce CO2 emissions to zero.

At the request of a few countries, including Germany and Italy, all the member states also agreed to consider a possible green light in the future for the use of alternative technologies such as synthetic fuels or plug-in hybrids.