From 2035 there will be no new cars with combustion engines.
What if I already have one?
Can I still drive?
The burner off is a done deal.
From 2035, new cars that run on petrol or diesel will no longer be allowed to be sold in the EU.
The EU states finally decided on Tuesday to largely end new cars with combustion engines after the decision had been blocked by Germany for weeks.
The federal government pushed through that even after 2035 it should still be possible to register combustion cars that are only fueled with climate-friendly synthetic fuels, as the "German Press Agency" (dpa) reports.
The outcry is great among many.
Can I no longer drive my car?
And can I still fill it up?
clarifies the most important questions.
What will happen to my car (combustion engine) from 2035?
What if someone - or currently the clear majority - drives a combustion engine?
Don't panic, it's not as if diesel and petrol vehicles will no longer be allowed to drive on the roads from 2035 onwards.
First of all, car manufacturers face the big challenge, because they are the first to be affected by the envisaged ban: they should no longer be allowed to sell new cars with combustion engines from 2035.
That's not really a problem for Audi.
Because the carmaker has already decided that from 2026 only new electric cars should come onto the market.
No more combustion engines from 2035?
What that really means for drivers
Drivers can continue to drive their combustion engines and continue to sell them on the used car market.
What the decision would have for an influence on the prices, however, remains open and will also depend on what the alternatives look like by then.
Cheaper public transport?
E-cars more affordable?
Completely new techniques?
That remains to be seen.
And will the next step be a driving ban?
There are no known plans for this.
A realistic scenario, however, is that combustion engines will gradually disappear from the streets.
Gas stations would then have to at least reconsider their concept.
List of rubrics: © Jan Woitas/dpa