Brussels bans all diesel cars from 2030, petrol from 2035


In Belgium, parliamentary representatives of the independent capital region have adopted the final version of the city’s climate protection plan, which includes a ban on diesel vehicles from 2030 and petrol vehicles from 2035.

The announcement from the European Unions’ seat in the Brussels Capital Region will underpin the independently-governed state’s efforts to achieve carbo-neutrality by 2050, with air pollution and climate change in check.

The self-governing state has made the move ahead of plans to go carbon-neutral by 2050 – the city is heavily congested and suffers from poor air quality during peak periods.

The state suggests drivers switch to battery-powered hybrid or electric vehicles or adopt alternatives such as hydrogen or biofuels.

Related Stories:
ENGIE selected to operate charging infrastructure across 9 EU countries
Netherlands aims to ban conventionally-fueled vehicles by 2050
Greenbird wins place in Salzburg innovation challenge

Enlit Europe will gather in Milan between 30 November and 02 December 2021 and will feature innovative companies accelerating decarbonisation at Europe’s largest gathering of companies driving and leading the energy transition. Are you going to be there?
Click here to join us in Milan.