Ford of Europe joins 27 other companies and has petitioned the European Union to ensure that all cars and vans are zero-emission from 2035.
Ford of Europe, along with 27 other companies, has appealed to the European Union (EU) to ensure that all new cars and vans in Europe are zero-emission from 2035. They also wanted to establish mandatory targets for charging infrastructure in Europe.
“At Ford in Europe, we believe that freedom of movement goes hand-in-hand with caring for our planet and each other,” said Stuart Rowley, chair, Ford of Europe. “That’s why we are targeting all Ford vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035. To successfully achieve this, EU policymakers must also establish mandatory national targets for a seamless electric charging infrastructure that lives up to the growing demand for electric vehicles.”
Ford is currently in the process of an all-electric future in Europe. They will be introducing nine new electric vehicles by 2024 and plans to sell more than 600,000 EVs in Europe by 2026.
The Climate Group organization organized the appeal, stating that eliminating fossil-fuel-burning automobiles from the road is critical to Europe meeting its target of net zero emissions by 2050 and avoiding the worst effects of climate change on people and the environment.
Currently, the EU is deciding on new clean car rules, including a proposal by the EU commission that only zero-emission new cars and vans should be sold EU-wide from 2035.
The European Union’s climate law targets net-zero emissions by 2050. The law also includes reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 55% of 1990 levels by 2030.
More about the petition letter here.