The decision to impose a vote not to implement the EU agreement to move cars with combustion technology in 2035 (including hybrids) has had the first reaction. The vice-president of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans announced the decision last Saturday, in the event of canceling the ban, the use of synthetic fuels would give greater freedom to manufacturers and users, a greater decarbonization bet. about the current fleet and confirming that the electric vehicle is not the only one that will do well.
For this reason, from GENE, the policy is celebrated because “technological neutrality and free competition between different options is essential to provide the best solution for the user”. For the Royal Automobile Club of Spain, “technological limitation not only threatens the freedom of mobility of users, but also to contributed to the fact that the car fleet within the European Union continues to increase its age.
Uncertainty about the viability of available technologies, as well as the real capabilities of electric vehicles with this method, doubts about its suitability for multiple use cases, high prices, and the difficulties and costs involved in developing a sufficient network; mainly in Spain, mainly in Spain, they brought with them the progressive aging of the automobile.
In the opinion of STIRPS, “what governments should do is encourage the renewal of the fleet, which will facilitate the change to more efficient vehicles at competitive prices to promote the free market, technological innovation and competition between the automotive industry, without forcing the decision of the electric vehicle in the fight. It remains for the future”.
One of the unknowns that would be cleared up if the ban were to be lifted is the adjustment of the regulations regarding synthetic fuels, which are climate neutral, because they only emit CO2 before they are captured, which allows cars with combustion engines to be sold continuously. beyond 2035
What kind of synthetic fuels, how to get them, what their price or what their advantages are, are some of the questions that arise in this new scenario and will have to be cleared to achieve the goals of decarbonization and renewal. car parks that are destined to achieve this new position in Europe. It is clear that, fortunately, a new opportunity has arisen for the user in the process of gaining mobility.