Car incentives, Government ready to remodel the system

Car incentives, Government ready to remodel the system

Car incentives

The incentives for the purchase of new vehicles could soon be reformulated in order to contribute to a decisive diffusion of zero-emission vehicles. The news was disclosed at the end of the Stellantis table by representatives of the company and the trade unions.

It is no coincidence that the decision to make changes to the incentive scheme could represent an important step forward in helping a market which currently fails to take off. In fact, let's not forget that the electric car market in Italy is in great difficulty: according to what emerged from the data released at the beginning of the year, 2022 was not a positive year for the electric car segment.

Stellantis appreciated the government's proactive approach to review the demand incentive scheme and support for recharging infrastructure by the end of the month, in light of the very critical picture of the electrified car market in Italy, he explained a spokesperson.

As Adolfo Urso underlines, furthermore, incentives represent a fundamental key point for the sector, which is why the gap must be filled as soon as possible given that they must benefit Italian labor but must also be aimed at strengthening of the national supply chain.

Our goals are the relaunch of national production, technological innovation and employment protection. The continuous comparison will be useful for everyone to verify the developments of investments and the repercussions on the industrial system. A battle unfortunately not adequately represented by the executive precedents but on which we do not intend to give up with the support of the country system, businesses and trade unions, explained the Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso, in a note.

Stellantis itself believes it is essential that we continue to work on a structural and coordinated plan to accompany the transition of the entire automotive sector, including the supply chain.

The company stated that it would create problems of sustainability for the plants, because forcing companies to invest in Euro 7 three years after the closure of traditional productions, there is the risk that costs will be transferred to the plants with employment effects. We fear for the Panda and other cars and the Tonale itself which are the traditional versions. If this additional cost is imposed, it is an aggravation that we cannot afford it. The government has undertaken to bring this discussion to Europe: we trust that this thing will be addressed with particular attention to industrial and employment issues, commented Ferdinando Uliano, national secretary of Fim Cisl.