“The Ministry of Economic Development is evaluating the most favorable solutions in relation to the eco-bonus, without therefore the need for refinancing as a consequence of the exhaustion of the allocated resources”; in fact, the introduction of structural incentives as requested for some time by the trade associations, namely Anfia (Italian automotive supply chain), Unrae (importers) and Federauto (dealers). The quotation mark belongs to Gilberto Pichetto, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and promoter of the Automotive Table, which met yesterday in order to “share with all the relevant stakeholders the fundamental steps for planning the path with respect to technologies and proposals for regulatory revision of the EU ». A fundamental step that aims “to relaunch one of the strategic sectors of the Italian economy”, among other things doubly penalized by the pandemic and the chip crisis with the consequent production stops and delays in deliveries.
However, Pichetto specified that “the green transition of mobility, which in itself is sustainable from an environmental point of view, must also be sustainable from an industrial, infrastructural and social point of view”.
Confidants, in the light of the outcome of the meeting, the associations of the supply chain who recalled the increasingly urgent need to put their hand to the modernization of the circulating fleet. «Full awareness has emerged – explains a source – that the technological transition must be supported. Hence the opening on a three-year plan in which to modulate the funds between the bands 0-60 and 61-135 grams / km of CO2 emitted continuously, ie without interruptions ”. Tax problems have also been addressed (another topic that has been brought to the attention of the government for years) through an assessment of the treatment with respect to the different mechanisms between private and corporate purchases.
In Italy, the automotive is worth 20% of GDP, employs 1.5 million people and “cannot be jeopardized”, the comment of the Fiom delegation sitting at the table. The same union has also asked for support for LPG and methane cars in order to help low-income families, rejecting instead the incentives for the benefit of second-hand vehicles.
Speaking of energy transition and the full electric vision of mobility, worrying news is coming from Germany on the employment front. And it is the Volkswagen group, which will invest 73 billion between electricity and software, to shake the specter of 30 thousand cuts. In an internal meeting, CEO Herbert Diess allegedly talked about costs that are too high compared to the competition, in addition to looking with concern at Tesla’s advance also in Germany where it aims to produce 500 thousand vehicles a year, with 12 thousand employees, compared to 700 thousand. unit with 25 thousand employees of the same Vw in Wolfsburg. The unions immediately branded Diess’s hypothesis as “absurd and baseless”. And it could just be the beginning of a generalized odyssey.