European Commission Green Deal
On the 14th of July 2021, the European Commission published a set of legislative proposals in support of its Green Deal plan, which foresees a 55 per cent cut in greenhouse emissions by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, and a zero net emission target by 2050. The legislative proposals target a wide range of areas, including the transport sector. The European Union has proposed an effective ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035. The move aims to speed up the switch to zero-emission electric vehicles as part of its broad package of measures to combat global warming.
Ford is fully committed to tackling the urgent climate crisis and fully supports the objectives of the EU Green Deal and Paris Climate Accord. Ford has ambitious electrification plans in Europe, and we understand the role that tighter CO2 targets can play in supporting those plans. We also welcome that the Commission has continued to acknowledge the slightly different CO2 glidepaths for cars and vans in maintaining distinct targets reflecting different customer needs. We look forward to assessing the sufficiency of the new charging infrastructure provisions proposed today by the European Commission together with our trade association ACEA.