18 ene 2019
Motor

CEOE, CEPYME AND CAEB SUPPORT ANFAC’S COMPLAINT BEFORE THE EC AGAINST COMBUSTION VEHICLES BEING BANNED FROM CIRCULATING IN THE BALEARIC ISLANDS

The organizations defend "the harmonization of the regional policy on the transition to the electric vehicle with national and the European policies”

The Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), the Spanish Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises (CEPYME) and the Confederation of Business Associations of the Balearic Islands (CAEB) have expressed their "unanimous support" to the complaint presented by the Spanish Association of Manufacturers of Vehicles and Trucks (ANFAC) before the European Commission and before the Council for Market Unity, under the Ministry of Economy and Enterprise, against the draft Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition presented by the regional Balearic Government.

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CEOE, CEPYME and CAEB, who defend "the harmonization of the regional policies on transition to the electric vehicle with the national and European policies", state that the Law of Climate Change and Energy Transition of the Balearic Government "seriously affects the normal functioning of the domestic market and represents a clear violation of European Union laws".

The Balearic standard, which is at an advanced stage of processing, contemplates banning vehicles (cars and motorcycles) from circulating on the islands, as of 2025, despite this being legal in the rest of Spain and the European Union.

The text also includes the ban, as of 2035, for the circulation of cars, motorcycles, vans and compact vans propelled by fossil fuels (diesel, gasoline, natural gas and any hybridization with traditional engines). However, the law will allow the circulation of vehicles already located in the Balearic Islands, regardless of their age and their emissions.

Jointly with CEOE, CEPYME and CAEB, other organizations that have also expressed their support to ANFAC’s complaint include the Federation of Associations of Automotive Dealers (FACONAUTO), the Business Association of Automotive Distributors of the Balearic Islands (ASEDA) and the Balearic Association of Companies of Vehicle Rental with Driver (BALEVAL), integrated in the Balearic Business Federation of Transport (FEBT), who believe that the Balearic standard goes "against European policy", in addition to being "regressive and discriminatory".