Cingolani: stop at the Motor Valley with electric supercars

Cingolani: stop at the Motor Valley with electric supercars


Stopping the sale of internal combustion cars by 2035, with the consequent marketing of exclusively electric vehicles, is now a rather discussed topic. If we think that the European Union's proposal to end the production of diesel and petrol vehicles could find an agreement between the EU member states, we do not know what would really happen to the production of supercars of the big brands.

In this regard and on the occasion of the Symbola Foundation's summer seminar, the Minister of Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani, released some statements regarding the future of the automotive sector. With a view to a definitive stop to the production and consequent marketing of endothermic vehicles, the minister clearly emphasized that even if the large supercar manufacturers will have to comply with the directives provided for full electric, the Motor Valley will have to close. It is therefore Cingolani himself who wants to put a brake on the current transition of the automotive sector; a clear position that could however create discontent between the government and the current line drawn by Europe.

These days we are talking with the automotive sector and there is a huge opportunity in electrification. But yesterday it was communicated by the EU Commission that even niche productions, such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, will have to adapt to full electric by 2030. This means that, with constant technology, with constant set-up, the Motor Valley we close it, commented the minister.

The minister also showed his concern about the impact

of a wrong transition in the coming years and a wrong transition in the next 10 years for many families in Europe and around the world if not all manufacturing activities and mobility itself will be converted correctly.

There is a key factor that sometimes people do not consider, the transition must have a specific time, if we are too slow we will fail as homo sapiens but if we go too fast we will fail as a society. If today we thought we had a penetration of 50% of electric cars d'emblée, we would not even have the raw materials to make them, we would not have the grid to manage it. Over a 14-year production cycle, thinking that the automotive and supersport niches will readjust is unthinkable, added Cingolani.

It will therefore be inevitable to address inequality on a global level, which makes the development of the transition rather difficult on a global level.

We are relatively lucky because we can talk about reconversion, hydrogen, green mobility . But what about the other 3 billion people on the planet who have more pressing problems? We need to find common rules and support emerging countries.