EU plan to phase out ‘conventionally fueled’ cars by 2050
"The widely held belief that you need to cut mobility to fight climate change is simply not true. Curbing mobility is not an option; neither is business as usual. We can break the transport system's dependence on oil without sacrificing its efficiency and compromising mobility. It can be win-win,"
- EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas.
The European Commission has released a white paper detailing ambitious plans to transform Europe's transport infrastructure by 2050.
The roadmap for a Single European Transport Area includes forty initiatives for road, rail and air travel that aim to increase mobility, reduce reliance on oil imports, cut emissions by 60% and combat congestion by halving the use of "conventionally fueled" cars in urban transport by 2030 with a view to phasing them out in cities by 2050.