Sweden wants EU to switch to emission-free cars by 2030

Sweden's environment minister urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030
Sweden's environment minister urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030

Sweden's environment minister on Saturday urged the European Union to ban petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from 2030.

Speaking to the Aftonbladet daily, Isabella Lovin of the Green Party hailed a non-binding resolution adopted by Germany's upper house of parliament to switch to emission-free cars by 2030.

"It's a really interesting proposition ... In order to achieve it, we will need to implement an EU-wide ban along the same lines," she said.

"As the environment minister, I do not see any other way than to relegate vehicles powered by to the dustbin of history."

The Swedish government aims to produce all of its power from by 2040.


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