In its proposal last year concerning the reduction targets of CO2 emissions for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, the European Commission recommended a reduction of 30 % by 2030, which was criticised in many quarters as insufficient. The European Parliament voted on this issue on 3 October 2018 and agreed on a reduction of 40 % by 2030. In doing so, the European Parliament meets its environmental responsibility and decides to promote and support innovative and sustainable developments within the European Union. On 9 October 2018, the Council also clarified its position: according to the majority of EU environment ministers, a reduction of 35% by 2030 would be sufficient.