Is The End Of Internal Combustion Engines Near
- Written by : Ashton G. Curran
- Date Published : 2023-03-28
- Date Updated : 2023-03-28
- Category / Tag : articles
This means that even after 2035, there will logically be exceptions for conventional cars to be sold in Europe. However, despite this, electric cars will become so popular that they will win the trust of the consumer public, especially since manufacturers will develop MEKs in a few years.
Renault CEO Luca de Meo believes that all major European industries will soon stop developing new internal combustion engines. His statements give us an insight into the future of the automotive industry.
More and more manufacturers are moving away from internal combustion engines. As de Meo said, "At the moment, I don't think anyone is designing a new engine from scratch. All the money now goes to electrics and hydrogen."
Starting in 2026, Audi will only launch new electric models, and Alfa Romeo will do the same from 2027. BMW and Mercedes will be fully electric from 2030.
The Stellantis Group will phase out petrol and diesel from 2023 onwards, and the same will happen with other big companies like VW, as well as those based outside of Europe, such as the Hyundai-Kia Group.
Conventional cars will continue to be sold for several more years, but their development will be frozen, and technologically they will look obsolete, at least for Europe's most economically robust markets. Due to Euro 7, they will gradually disappear starting from the high displacement engines until interest decreases towards the end of the 2030s.
Synthetic eFuels seem like a painkiller since their production method and high price will limit their use, at least with today's data.