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Europe Moves Closer to Cutting Off Its Lifeblood Combustion Engine

Members of Parliament vote in favor of mandating that carmakers eliminate emissions from the cars they sell from 2035 onward

Traffic on the Rue de la Loi in Brussels.

Traffic on the Rue de la Loi in Brussels.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
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Europe’s effort to snuff out the internal combustion engine a little more than a dozen years from now just took a key step forward.

Members of Parliament voted Wednesday in favor of mandating that carmakers eliminate emissions from the cars they sell from 2035 onward. They rejected an attempt by some right-leaning lawmakers to let up on the industry even just a little bit, voting down an amendment that would have set a 90% fleetwide CO2 average reduction instead.