Sweden wants to find formula to ban fossil cars

The Swedish government begins an investigation, which over the next year will examine how a ban on selling gasoline- and diesel-powered cars can be legally implemented.
Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Bobby Yip/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Like several other European countries, Sweden would like to phase out sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars in 2030. But like in these other countries, that ambition has for the moment reached a political standstill, as it would in principle be in violation of the EU's inner market regulations. So far, these challenges have made governments shrug slightly in recognition of the difficulty tied to convincing the EU to change its collective mind.

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