Significant news for the future of transportation and sustainable mobility! The European Union (https://lnkd.in/eiJ-b_Dc) has officially approved a law that will ban the sale of new gas and diesel vehicles by 2035, which is a major step towards achieving several Sustainable Development Goals, including #SDG3 (Good Health and Well-being), #SDG8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), #SDG9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), #SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), #SDG12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), #SDG13 (Climate Action), and #SDG15 (Life on Land).
This announcement is one of the key transitions identified in the #timetotransform report, which also included transitioning to hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), the decarbonization of fuels in the shipping industry, and the replacement of petroleum-based fuel consumption in the aviation industry with hydrogen, electric, and low-carbon fuel.
The new EU law requires automakers to cut their CO2 emissions from new vehicles by 100% by 2035, effectively making it impossible for large-scale manufacturers to sell gas or diesel vehicles. This will encourage innovation and investment in the car industry, making sustainable driving more accessible to everyone. Although small-scale manufacturers producing fewer than 10,000 vehicles per year are exempt from some of the mandates until 2036, large-scale manufacturers will need to transition to zero-emission drivetrains for heavy-duty land transport.
The transportation and mobility sector accounts for a significant portion of global greenhouse gas emissions, and this new law is a crucial step towards reducing the impact of the industry on the environment. We must continue to push for sustainable solutions in the transportation and mobility sector, and work together towards a more sustainable future. Another important milestone and keep as we keep striving towards a more sustainable world. #transport &mobility #timetotransform