Some Insight on EU's ban on Combustion Engine
Some insight on EU's ban on combustion engine
The European Union’s ban on the sale of internal combustion engines by 2035 has been finalized. With the sale of new fuel-based cars to be phased out across the continent by the middle of the next decade, how might this impact the future of the automotive industry?
There are currently two roads on which the industry and motorists can go down:
1. Synthetic Fuels:
Synthetic fuels are carbon-neutral fuel types that can be used in internal combustion engines. It is effectively an eco-friendly replica of petrol or diesel. It is not new at all; methods of producing it has been patented in the early 1900s.
Both Porsche and BMW have both made investments in this technology. Porsche has committed to a new synthetic fuel plant in Chile while BMW has the start-up Prometheus Fuels.
The development of synthetic fuels has not gotten to the point that it’ll be able to fuel existing petrol or diesel engines by itself. In current forms, it would need to be mixed in with traditional fuels.
As such, the most likely road that we will down is….
2. Electric Vehicles:
Electric vehicles contain electric motors instead of an internal combustion engine.
Global electric vehicle sales have seen a significant increase in sales and are expected to continue rising. This is evident by 87% of independent repair shops have seen an increase in the number of EVs coming in for service.
EU legislation is accelerating this growth; the European Commission is seeking to have at least 30 million EVs on the road by the end of the decade.
This is sure to have long-reaching effects within the auto repair industry and change the way that it handles vehicles.