Electric cars, what risks does Italy face? The high prices of cars and the delay in the construction of the charging network

Almost nothing has changed, but the news has become official (the red light is on). It is worthwhile to get to work, because sooner or later (maybe not in 2035) there will really be changes. First the climate, then the technology, finally the EU: they ruled it the zero-emission car could be better than the one with the exhaust pipe. We will all have to jump over the barricade by traveling in silence. We are in the European Union and we must try to move together, but it is clear that there are some generations between Germany and neighboring Poland, especially in terms of income and purchasing power. So it would make sense to set deadlines in stages and not turn on the light across the continent at the same time.

Circulating park

And the United States? We are big and big, but on certain parameters we are a bit in the middle. Among these, of course, is mobility. But how are we not a people of poets, navigators and motorists? As for the passion and breadth of the circulating park, no one is behind us, but we have settled down a bit. The Italian 40 million cars circulating on the peninsula have become old, and some are real scrap. They are not only replaced for one reason: lack of money. So the problem precedes the energy transition, but seriously, it has never been solved. A mess that also has social implications because, let’s not forget mobility it must be for everyone. An inalienable dish. We come to the weak points in our country which, unless a noticeable wave of kidneys, will make us unprepared on D-Day. Maybe it would be better to move the bar a little higher. We, but not all of them. In discussions in the Council, there is nothing easier than obtaining a dispensation. It has already existed in the right to deduct VAT on company cars, since time immemorial. What do you want it to be. They will certainly not expose Germany and France followed by the whole of Northern Europe. Our politicians at the forefront of the fight against CO2 will hardly ask for it. Many countries, the country that was supposed to become mandatory in 2035, are already doing so.

IN Italy, let’s face it, gas stations are a rare commodity and then we have a penchant for double speed. In the north, climbing on the mirrors, you can try to travel by electric. From Rome down it would be foolish to venture. That electric cars (now, not in 2035) costs much more than the thermal ones, which the producers have already stopped producing (we are in 2022 …). Proof of this is that despite the collapse in sales, they are nowhere to be found if they do not wait for several months (for this reason, there is a request to extend the validity of the eco-bonuses to 180 days). With few battery-powered machines, no one is investing in charging stations, as a government plan is still very blurred. The dilemma is another. We have, in addition to being a bit breathless car consumers, an enviable industrial tradition and above all excellent components that drive GDP and employ many people.

An immovable sector

Whoever is talking about putting this sector in difficulty, it is clear that he does not know what he is saying. It must be armored, defended with beaks and claws, renewed so that it can remain at the forefront, a very strong asset for exports. The European Parliament voted on Wednesday. There was very little difference between the text formulated by the Commission and the one proposed by the right wing: 100% electric cars or 90%. For the big industry that has to produce cars, it is the same. No one will ever go to work in 10% of the market to produce 20 year old cars that might cost more and be non-negotiable. What business is it? In fact, all manufacturers operating in Europe have already announced that they will stop producing internal combustion engines by 2030, taking a 5-year margin to manage inventories. We need to save our suppliers who satisfy European producers and create the conditions for them to remain competitive. They will do the rest with creativity, passion and professionalism while remaining a point of reference.

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