Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš spoke out against the EU decision to ban gasoline and diesel fuel for cars, which should come into force in 2035, CAR.Ru reports.
He told the media that he would protect the country's auto industry, which is key to its economy.
The Prime Minister hopes that in the second half of 2022 when the Czech Republic takes over the EU Council, he will be able to disrupt the mandatory rejection of fossil fuels by the bloc countries.
Babiš notes that the Czech Republic is not abandoning electric vehicles, but is not going to invest a lot in the production of electric cars since it considers them inaccessible to ordinary citizens.
The European Commission has proposed to ban the production of cars on traditional fuels in the European Union from 2035 and switch completely to the production of electric vehicles.
Recall that residents of Norway have almost stopped buying cars with internal combustion engines.
As reported, by 2030 there will be about 84 million electric vehicles in Europe.
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