The Government of Spain is preparing a new law – in the context of energy transition and combating climate change – which aims to prohibit the issue of registrations for vehicles powered by petrol, diesel or hybrids, starting in 2040. But the European Commission this initiative.
According to the newspaper El Economista, the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, warned that this law could violate the principles of market unity and technological neutrality.
"The European Commission is prepared to analyze the new Spanish law when it receives requests in this regard from the automotive sector, the oil sector or any other affected. In the case of the sale of products approved by the European Union, it is not possible to limit their use by a country without breaking with the aforementioned principles ", emphasizes the newspaper.