The car manufacturers want to get out of the combustion engine

Production of an electric car in Zwickau

Volkswagen is investing heavily in the production of all-electric vehicles.

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Düsseldorf On Wednesday, the EU Parliament decided to phase out cars with internal combustion engines from 2035. According to this, car manufacturers may only bring cars onto the market that do not emit any greenhouse gases that are harmful to the climate. Before the law can come into force, the EU member states still have to agree, but that is considered likely.

The Strasbourg decision puts the car manufacturers under pressure. The coming ban on the sale of new petrol or diesel cars will force them to become fully electrified within 13 years. Companies must quickly bring battery-electric and hydrogen-powered alternatives to market.

Manufacturers such as Ford or Volvo want to stop producing cars with internal combustion engines before 2035, while Toyota and BMW are sticking to their multiple drive strategy for the time being. An overview:

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