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EU lawmakers endorse ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035

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BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers have approved a proposed ban on selling new cars with combustion engines in 2035 to step up the fight against global warming. The European Parliament voted Wednesday to require automakers to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 100% by the middle of the next decade. The mandate would amount to a prohibition on the sale in the 27-nation bloc of new cars powered by gasoline or diesel. The lawmakers also endorsed a 55% reduction in CO2 from automobiles in 2030 compared with 2021. Environmentalists hailed the parliament’s decisions but the votes were criticized by Germany’s auto industry lobby group. Cars account for 12% of European emissions blamed for climate change.

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