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EU Aims to Have 30 Million Electric Cars on the Road by 2030

  • Draft strategy document sets ambitious transport-sector goals
  • Member countries heading toward clash on tougher carbon rules
Electric Cars In Oslo As Global Gasoline Consumption Has All But Peaked
Photographer: Fredrik Bjerknes/Bloomberg

The European Commission seeks to have at least 30 million electric vehicles on the region’s roads by the end of the decade under a plan that would require the auto industry to massively accelerate its transformation.

The target for zero-emission cars is included in a draft strategy document obtained by Bloomberg News that is scheduled to be published next week. The goal is ambitious considering some 1.4 million battery-electric vehicles are being driven in Europe now, according to BloombergNEF. The researcher is forecasting there will be 28 million plug-in hybrid and pure-electric cars on the road by 2028.