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EU countries endorse a push to end combustion engine sales by 2035

Environment ministers struck a deal on the proposal after Italy gave up demands for a five-year delay in the EU's plan for automakers to clean up their fleet

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John Ainger and Ewa Krukowska | Bloomberg
European Union countries endorsed a push to eliminate carbon emissions from new cars by 2035, effectively heralding the end of the era of the internal combustion engine.

Environment ministers struck a deal on the proposal after Italy, home to Ferrari NV and Automobili Lamborghini SpA, gave up demands for a five-year delay in the EU’s plan for automakers to clean up their fleet. Italian Ecological Transition Minister Roberto Cingolani told his counterparts earlier on Tuesday he was “satisfied” with a compromise proposed by Germany that could enable the use of carbon-neutral fuels after 2035.

The agreement defines member states’ negotiating stance for

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First Published: Jun 30 2022 | 1:29 AM IST

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