Auto, stopped for internal combustion engines rejected. FI welcomes: “Let’s save companies and jobs”

The announcement last December had left the whole world offautomotive industry with the start of a revolution in the car market following the announcement that the production of the thermal engine or internal combustion engine in 2035 would definitely be discontinued in favor of 100% electric engines. Forza Italia and the EPP (European People’s Party) have achieved a very important victory: the change of the “Fit-for-55” package, which provides vehicles, after 2035, “can reduce emissions by 90% not 100% as originally proposed by the European Commission“says the initiator, MEP from FI Massimiliano Salinirapporteur for the PPE on “Regulation on CO2 standards for new cars and light vehicles“.

How the victory was achieved

“Both the industry and transport committees have expressed their position on the new CO2 standards in the atmosphere for cars and vehicles,” says al. Giornale.it Sir. Salini, who told us how the approval of his proposal and the 100% reversal on electric motors happened. “The keynote speaker, the Bulgarian Vitanov, had a completely different position than the one that later existed. The proposal assumed that according to the socialist, 100% of electric vehicles should be registered in 2035 – explains MEP – The verification method to define the amount of emissions was the verification at. I unload of the vehicle. This clarification is important because using only emissions as a verification method has not taken into account that the electricity used can be produced by a coal-fired power plant that emits a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere. “The verification was necessary by the exhaust pipe” which is absurd, a contradiction “, adds Salini.

“Let’s change the type of approach”

Forza Italia’s and Ppe’s victory was in the type of approach, new, which introduced two elements: in addition to eliminating the famous 100% that would have decreed the death of the classic engines, and introduced the 90% that “abolishes the unique by electric model “secondly” we also pressed for the progressive change of verification methodthat is, the verification of the life cycle “, explains Salini. What does it mean? It is not only the last part of the small exhaust emission that needs to be controlled and analyzed, but we move on to a virtuous path and a progressive passage from a methodology where a single part of the process, the last, “and replaced by a verification of the whole process, in order to have a coherent supply chain and not just a point where an environmental performance is defined”.

“Why can you keep the internal combustion engine”

“We have a novelty based on an environmental premise that is very dear to us at Forza Italia: the goals can also be pursued by maintaining the classic internal combustion engine that has made Italian and European manufacturing happy,” said the Honorable Member. . . So why should not the internal combustion engine necessarily be “overturned” in its entirety? “Because it is not the internal combustion engine that pollutes, but how it is food. If we feed it with new fuels, from liquefied natural gas to biogas or bio-lpg, the new fuels that have been researched enormously and very often funded by the EU itself, internal combustion engines can be run with very good results. and without the industrial absurdity of cutting production chains. “In fact, beyond the loss of thousands of jobs, there would be no guarantee of the environmental outcome, closely linked to the social impact caused” by deconstructing the automotive supply chains. It is a double victory “, adds Salini.

How the “victory” was achieved

This statement will enrich the Environment Commission, which “has its back to the wall: it may not even consider it, but will have to take into account a result so important. “The Honorable Massimiliano Salini explained to us that the rapporteur-general, Vitanov, was placed in the minority in this debate led by a representative of the FI and EPP, who created an alternative majority to what Vitanov would have liked for his compromises, followed by the Greens and the far left. “We as the PPE rejected this proposal from the keynote speaker, saying that we were not convinced, we changed the hypothesis with an alternative compromise, and thus the target of 90% was born. Some socialists, all the ‘Macronians’, all the conservatives and some socialists have come after us. In that way he was placed in the minority ”.

A look to the future

The last thing we asked the MEP is whether this goal of 90% electricity is definitive, or whether over time and new evidence dictated by studies and updates could be magazine. Also in this case, the answer was clear: “No, hopefully it could be revised over time also because in our text we propose an impact assessment of the road leading up to 2027-2028. At that time, there will be intermediate verification of the situation , which could develop in a different direction “, he concludes.

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