Low volume automakers like Bugatti, Koenigsegg and Pagani that manufacturers limited-edition cars exempted from EU’s 2035 CO2 ban.
New EU rules passed last week says car makers that register fewer than 1000 cars annually will be exempted from the ban.
While Bugatti limits its flagships, including the Chiron, to about 500 units, Koenigsegg only builds around 35 cars per year.
Low-volume car brands in UK would also be exempted from the 2035 ban due to its departure from the EU through Brexit.
Low-volume exotic car makers that register fewer than 1000 cars annually will be exempted from new European Union’s rules that effectively ban the sales of new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) cars and commercial vehicles from 2035.
Officially passed last week on February 14th 2023, the new EU rules secured by Parliament and Council required a zero-emission road mobility by 2035 from new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles sold in the market.
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“Manufacturers responsible for small production volumes in a calendar year (1 000 to 10 000 new cars or 1 000 to 22 000 new vans) may be granted a derogation until the end of 2035 (those registering fewer than 1 000 new vehicles per year continue to be exempt)”, according to the official statement from the European Parliament.
This means that celebrated sports car marques, including Bugatti, Pagani and Koenigsegg to name a few, will be able to continue sell their most popular models to the continent after 2035.
While Bugatti limits its flagships, including Veyron and Chiron, to about 500 units during planned production run that runs to about 5 years, Koenigsegg only builds around 35 hypercars per year.
Low-volume sports car brands in the United Kingdom (UK) such as Morgan, BAC and Ginetta would also be exempted from the 2035 ban due to the country’s departure from the EU through Brexit.