Another European capital bans diesel and petrol engines

Another European capital decides when it will ban diesel and petrol engines. It’s about Brussels. When will he no longer allow conventional propulsion?


In the race to reduce pollution and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, EU Member States are taking radical action. And Brussels comes into play. The regional government has announced that cars with diesel and petrol engines will no longer enter the Belgian capital. 2030 is the zero moment for drivers driving cars with diesel engines. And in 2035, even those who have gasoline cars will no longer have access. At the same time, the use of liquefied petroleum gas vehicles in the city will be prohibited. Surprisingly, hybrid cars will no longer enter Brussels.

The ban will also apply to diesel scooters from 2025. Those with gasoline engines are targeted from 2028.

According to the Brussels-based Environmental Protection Agency, 30% of total carbon dioxide emissions in the capital area are caused by road transport. This value has not decreased in the last 30 years.

With these restrictions, the Belgian capital could reach the goal of reducing greenhouse gases in the transport sector by up to 75% by 2030.

Diesel and petrol engines banned in Brussels, help for electric car owners

The government in Brussels is helping electric car owners. It will install 20,000 charging stations in the region and will invest, this year, one billion euros in public transport.

Belgium is among the nine EU Member States that have asked the European Commission to set a date from which the sale of cars with diesel and petrol engines will be banned. New pollution standards will be announced on July 14.

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