Regulation of the European Union regarding CO2 emissions from combustion engines The automotive industry was launched at the beginning of this year with great difficulties, especially for manufacturers, who could face large financial penalties if they did not manage to lower the average emissions of their registered vehicles.
This new European regulation was promulgated with the intention to promote the use and commercialization of electrified and low-emission vehicles, in order to reduce the levels of atmospheric pollution. And it seems that emissions regulation has already begun to bear fruit.
According to a report published by the Transport & Environment website, electric vehicles will triple their market share in Europe by the end of 2020. Despite the pandemic and the international crisis situation, sales of these vehicles have been increasing since January 1 and they will come to represent 10% of total registrations at the end of the year. The study also predicts that next 2021, they will represent 15%.
From the Spanish headquarters of Transport & Environment they have indicated that, according to the sales projection of the majority manufacturers, next year one in seven registered cars will be electric or with emissions reduced below average.
However, despite the good data and the results of this anti-emissions policy, from T&E they warn of the risk of a stop after next year in the sales of these ‘green’ cars. They accuse this danger of a lack of ambitions in the objectives of the European Union for the period 2025 and 2030, so the stimulus to manufacturers for the production and sale of electric models may disappear in the next 2022.