16 Nov 18

Spain may ban gasoline and petrol cars by 2040

To counter climate change, Spain is considering a ban on sales of ICEs by 2040, in line with other European countries. 

On a short note Spain declared from 2040 on no longer to grant permissions for the registration and sale of passenger cars and LCVs that directly emit carbon dioxide, hence diesel and gasoline cars. 

The law is part of Spain’s commitment to the Pari sCliamte Accord, and must result in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 20% in 2030 and by 90% in 2050. Since transport is a huge contributor to the carbon dioxide emissions, cars are strongly addressed; similar to British and French policies who will ban gasoline and diesel cars from 2040 as well. Scotland even brought the ban forward to 2032, while Denmark wants to move it by 2030.

Nevertheless, the law still needs approval by parliament, which can be tough, since Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez holds less than a quarter of the seats, and he did not managed to find support for any of his major proposals so far.

Authored by: Fien Van den steen