European legislators have decided to prohibit the sale of new diesel and gasoline vehicles
and vans throughout the European Union beginning in 2035, providing a big boost to the region's ambitious green ambitions.
On Wednesday, 339 European Parliament members voted in support of the ideas suggested by the European Commission,
the E.U.'s executive department. There were 249 votes against the measure, with 24 abstentions.
It moves the European Union closer to its objective of reducing emissions from new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles by 100% by 2035, compared to 2021.
The goal is to reduce emissions by half for vans and half for vehicles by 2030.