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Brussels Briefing: Deadline agreed for complete phase-in of EVs, and infrastructure provision

EU flags in Brussels: energy ministers agreed on the alternative fuel infrastructure regulation, designed to ensure sufficient recharging capacity  (Photo: Laurie Dieffembacq/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images)
EU flags in Brussels: energy ministers agreed on the alternative fuel infrastructure regulation, designed to ensure sufficient recharging capacity (Photo: Laurie Dieffembacq/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images)

EU energy ministers agreed to eliminate petrol and diesel fuelled vehicles by 2035, and asked states to extend their voluntary reduction in gas use.

After much last-minute politicking by Germany, EU energy ministers agreed on Tuesday that no cars sold in the bloc after 2035 will emit carbon dioxide emissions. Besides permitting electric vehicles, the European Commission pledged to an exemption for sales of new cars that run on electrofuels after this date. 

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