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Incoming laws will shape the final generation of European ICE powertrains before 2035 ban

The upcoming EU7 emissions regulations should be scrapped, as they likely go beyond the laws of physics, according to Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares. 

Speaking at the Paris motor show, Tavares said engineering resources should instead be focused on electrification.

The controversial regulations have been often delayed and were pushed back again last week. Should they ever reach maturity, it won't be before 2028, believes Tavares, at which point their relevance will be for only a couple of years, given that many European countries have already decided to ban the sale of new ICE cars from around 2030 onwards.

“From an industry perspective, we don’t need EU7, as it will be drawing resources we should be spending on electrification,” said Tavares.

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