EU Lawmakers Endorse Ban on Combustion-Engine Cars in 2035

The European Union assembly voted to require automakers to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 100% by the middle of the next decade.

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Members of the parliament vote on plans to reduce carbon emissions, at the European Parliament, Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in Strasbourg, eastern France. The future of car transport in Europe may become clearer — and cleaner —on Wednesday when the European Parliament decides whether to ban vehicles with a combustion engine starting in the middle of the next decade. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday threw its weight behind a proposed ban on cars with a combustion engine in 2035, seeking to step up the fight against climate change through faster development of electric vehicles. The European Union assembly voted in Strasbourg, France to require automakers to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 100% by the middle of the next decade. The mandate would amount to a prohibition on the sale in the 27-nation…

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