From 2035, there will be no new petrol or diesel vehicles in the EU, unless you want a Bugatti or a Lamborghini.

From 2035, there will be no new petrol or diesel vehicles in the EU, unless you want a Bugatti or a Lamborghini.


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Last week, the European Parliament voted to support the elimination of all combustion engines by 2035. In other words, you will no longer be able to buy new cars running on diesel or gasoline. Unless you drive a very expensive Lamborghini or Bugatti.

Thierry Goeman

The discriminatory clause, which has been approved, came from Italian lawmakers. They have so strongly defended the 121 Amendment in the European Parliament that it is now called the ‘Ferrari’ amendment.

According to the general principle of the plan, the average reduction in CO2 should be 55% for all vehicles by 2030. By 2035, new cars using diesel or petrol will no longer be allowed to be sold.

But the discriminatory clause already stipulates that the above models are outside the new rules. Not Mercedes, BMW or even Porschi. Lamborghini, Rolls-Royces and Bentleys. Such large consumers can continue to use gasoline for some time after 2035. After all, models that sell less than 10,000 cars a year will be given another year of delay.

Increase electricity production

Ferrari sold about 11,000 cars last year. They are still actively involved in electrical switching. “The 100 percent electric and hybrid models should represent 60 percent of production by 2026 and 80 percent by 2030,” Ferrari’s new CEO Benedetto Vigna announced this week. Still, they hope to be able to take advantage of the law.

Lamborghini sold 8,405 cars last year, so they will get a postponement. The same goes for Bentley and Rolls-Royce.

Structures where less than 1,000 vehicles exit the production line per year, will have more time to make large switches. It therefore refers to specific models, such as the Bugatti Chiron with a top speed of 420 kilometers per hour and a price tag of approximately 2.4 million euros, excluding VAT. However, this car does not run in a friendly manner with a consumption of 21.3 liters per 100 km.