MEPs vote to ban combustion engines by 2035

MEPs voted on Wednesday to ban the sale of all combustion engines by 2035, in a vote many expected could have gone either way. A European People’s Party push to ban only 90-percent of all such engines was rejected. Ahead of the vote, EU commissioner Frans Timmermans had “implored” MEPs to vote for the ban and give car-makers a clear signal battery-powered vehicles are the way forward in the EU.

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