EU car ban – level 2

21-02-2023 07:00

Electrification is a process of replacing technologies and cars which run on gas or diesel with technologies that use electricity.

In October last year, EU countries agreed that they would ban the sale of cars that run on gas or diesel. The European Parliament approved the law last week, and now, the governments must approve it, too. Everyone expects that they will do it in March this year. The law means that all cars sold from 2030 must have zero CO2 emissions. The cars sold from 2030 must produce 55% fewer CO2 emissions.

European car makers are putting a lot of money into electrification. German carmaker Volkswagen said that it would only produce electric cars in Europe from 2033.

Difficult words: replace (to put something in use instead of something else), approve (to officially agree with something), CO2 emission (gas which cars or factories produce when they burn coal, oil, or natural gas).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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