THE European Union has made clear its intentions regarding the MEKsince their abolition from 2035 onwards is now final. No car manufacturer will have the right to sell cars with heat engines, unless they are powered by eFuels.
However, as is usually the case with any other innovative technology or invention, the price of this type of fuel is expected to be unaffordableat least in the beginning, since it is predicted that the cost per liter will prohibitive.
The question that remains unanswered is this: What will happen to the older heat engine vehicles still on the road?
Her reportage The country states that the Commission is reportedly preparing a new regulation that will have as – substantive (and not formal) – result of the gradual ban on repairing end-of-life vehiclesso drivers can the transition to EVs earlier than expected.
According to web page of herself European Commissionthe new regulations are about better and more sustainable management of cars arriving at end of their life cycle. This will mainly affect vehicles that have exceeded the 15th year of age them, something that has not been met positively by social media users who expressed concern that an “official” ban would come of the service of old cars.
The Commission, with its recent post on the X platform, claims that the purpose it is not the ban on repair of some particular type of engine or other parts used by thermal vehicles. Rather, the goal is to reshape the way the EU manages older carsending in one more viable and environmentally responsible strategywhere the recyclingthe use of sustainable materials and the circular economy they are in the foreground, even in services.
The European Commission has submitted, since last July, her suggestions regarding the conditions under which a vehicle will be counted that it has reached the end of its life cycle. In addition, he claims that he does not want to affect the services, but the possibility of selling “unsuitable” vehicles to subsequent owners. However, until the landscape is completely clear and for the final regulation to emergethe uncertainty will remain, as will the scenarios.
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