“We are in a situation in which those who pollute more can move around and spend less, while those who have adapted to the regulations to reduce the environmental impact spend more and risk getting stuck ”. Like this Riccardo Cosmelli, a hauler associated with TrasportiUnito, summarizes the situation to which the “caso Adblue“. The additive that makes diesel vehicle engines less impacting, mandatory for the circulation of Euro 5 and 6 trucks (the latest generation ones), has been unavailable for a few weeks. Wound, the company that produces and sells 60% of Adblue in Italy, stopped production, at least at the moment, and between shipping and refueling costs, costs have risen in a month from 0.60 cents per liter to over one euro.
“The problem is not just the doubling of costs – he explains Andrea Marfon of the Federation of Italian Haulers Conftrasporto – ma the risk of paralysis of the sector if production does not resume “. For this the trade associations have turned to the minister Enrico Giovannini to ask to reduce costs or, at least, to help restart the production of the additive in Italy. The causes of the shortage of the product would be due toincrease in the cost of methane, indispensable for the production of the product, making its production at market prices economically unsustainable.
“If the trend were confirmed, the real risk is that the most virtuous means from an environmental point of view (euro 5 and euro 6) they would be forced to stop no longer respecting the limits imposed by the rules in terms of pollution – explain the drivers’ associations – while the old and polluting Euro 0-1-2-3-4 would circulate, absurdly disadvantaged by the situation that would block one and a half million trucks of the latest generation and less polluting, with evident repercussions on the transport system and on the economy as a whole “.
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