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Mazda Europe Boss: 2035 ICE Ban Is ‘A Disgrace Of The Politicians’

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Car Dealer Magazine.

These are the three bullet points.

  • Mazda Europe’s CEO lambasts EU’s 2035 ban and labels it a ‘big mistake’
  • Martijn ten Brink says he finds new rules ‘hard to get his head around’
  • Changes will stifle creativity in the automotive industry, claims Mazda boss

The article is a very interesting read.

January 22, 2023 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,

3 Comments »

  1. The ban on fossil fuels is logical, however internal combustion engines can also run on biogas, bio-methane or compressed natural gas (CNG) and hydrogen.
    The advantage of green fuels is that the engine modification from petrol is minimal and refuelling takes seconds. Biogas and bio-methane are truly green as the residues are fertiliser and growing plants can absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than your vehicle emits.
    If internal renewable energy combustion engines continue after 2035, we do do lose the skills in manufacture and maintenance.

    Comment by Christopher Reynell | January 23, 2023 | Reply

  2. Correction:
    If internal renewable energy combustion engines continue after 2035, we do NOT lose the skills in manufacture and maintenance.

    Comment by Christoper Reynell | January 23, 2023 | Reply

  3. On 3-11-2022, the European Parliament published an online article entitled…”EU ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2035 explained” https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/economy/20221019STO44572/eu-ban-on-sale-of-new-petrol-and-diesel-cars-from-2035-explained.
    Like Mazda Europe’s CEO, I think there are issues regarding the use of hydrogen and alternative fuels that problematic, however I’d draw the line where he says that the rules will stifle creativity in the automotive industry. Having watched an EU sponsored interview with the Dutch MEP rapporteur for this initiative it seems to me that he is a bit of a proselytiser in the true Calvanistic tradition and like so many political initiatives this one will be subject to the vagaries of the next decade or so.
    The way I understand it the EU is not banning the ICE in cars and vans per se from 2035, it’s simply saying no CO2 emissions from that date.
    In the end industry, technological advances and the economy will decide whether this arbitrary date will be maintained.

    Comment by fammorris | January 24, 2023 | Reply


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