Stop diesel engines, change course for the EU

In recent months, we’ve talked a lot about the energy transition and how much every car manufacturer is making an effort to produce zero-emission, low-emissions vehicles, which have little (or less than in the past) impact on the quality of the air we breathe and the environment we live in.

The goals are high, especially for some brands, and the situation in the car market is difficult. Moreover, the war between Russia and Ukraine appears to have dealt the final blow to an already difficult scenario for the automotive sector. But in this scenario, Europe is “speaking” today, which seems to have decided to reach out to those “55 fit” set of measures and measures that were identified and planned with one goal: Reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

The European Union decided to make changes to the solutions that will be implemented soon, in particular the request came from the European Union Transport Committee, which wants to accept a reduction in polluting emissions by 55% starting from 2030, yes, but nevertheless, made another important request, which He changed cards into tables. We talk especially about wanting to target 90% reduction in emissions from 2035Not a complete and complete absence (100%) as originally expected.

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This is the right decision for the entire sector. The approval of this EU application is actually crucial for all companies that are part of the automotive sector. Thanks to this change of course, no longer towards total zero emissions, auto manufacturers can continue to invest manpower, projects and money in achieving Combustion engine and hybrid cars even after 2035. And the efforts that need to be made, especially at such a complex moment for the automotive sector, will be almost halved.

What will happen after 2035

If all goes as well as the EU has demanded now, even after the middle of the next decade, we will continue to see automakers focus on Multi-technological approachContrary to what we thought so far. It was – most likely – pressures, hardships and fears from many brands in the sector, along with European governments, that have prompted the EU to review targets and measures already taken for some time. For this reason, in addition to electric technologies, other technologies such as biofuels, hydrogen, synthetic fuels, and hybrid engines will continue to be considered.

However, let us not forget that, as we have already emphasized in the past, Italy has not always been in agreement with the overall taxes on electricity, on the contrary. A large part of our country’s politics has long been reluctant to believe that zero-emissions cars can be the only solution for the future. Giancarlo Giorgetti himself, Italy’s Minister of Economic Development, announced a few weeks ago that the exclusive choice of electricity without any other alternative It could have been a mistake, “Somewhat similar to what was done a few years ago by choosing Russian gas.” The thought of relying exclusively on electric vehicle technology also means relying entirely on the Chinese, who own practically 80% of the raw materials needed to make the batteries of these vehicles. Germany also shared Giorgetti’s ideas, and therefore heat-engine cars still have a future on our ancient continent.

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