Clear text report – unilateral combustion ban fails due to EU law

Cancellation of the EU type approval
“Regulation EU 858/2018”, according to the report, “and the related legal acts will therefore have to be understood in such a way that they oppose a national combustion ban.” Ultimately, it is the aim of the EU that vehicles that are registered in a member state can be offered and sold in all other member countries. If vehicles with internal combustion engines were to be banned in individual member states, as is currently planned in Germany, the “EU type approval for vehicles would no longer be recognized”. A ban on vehicles with conventional drives would therefore have to be designed in such a way that the internal market is not impaired. “But that doesn’t seem to be possible,” explain the reviewers.