EU: No EV quotas

The European Union has confirmed it has no plans to introduce quotas for electric cars.

An EU spokesperson said, ‘Generally speaking, the Commission is looking into ways to promote use of low carbon energy and transport, but none of them includes quotas for electric cars. We do not discriminate between different technologies.’

The Commission was reacting to a report in German newspaper Handelsblatt that cited EU sources as saying the European Commission wanted to accelerate the retreat from combustion engines by setting a quota for low emission cars such as electric cars from 2025.