Landmark new EU rules will require all new cars to produce zero emissions

The change will mark an effective end to the era of combustion cars

The deal is expected to change little when it comes to carmakers’ long-term plans, aside from the most high-end vehicles. Picture:

After a month of wrangling, the European Union is set to finally agree on landmark rules that will require all cars sold from 2035 to produce zero emissions, marking an effective end to the era of combustion cars.

Energy ministers are scheduled to sign off on the rules slashing emissions from the auto sector, following an agreement between the EU’s executive arm and Germany on provisions that would allow room for cars running solely on ...