Stop new internal combustion cars in 2035, the decision of the Italian government

Stop registrations of internal combustion engine cars – petrol, diesel and hybrid – from 2035. For vans and light-duty transport vehicles, the “deadline” is instead set at 2040, five years later.

here are the Hourly established at a meeting of Interministerial Committee for Ecological Transition (CITE)which includes Ministers Enrico Giovannini, Giancarlo Giorgetti and Roberto Cingolani who chair the competent departments (Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility, Economic Development and Ecological Transition).


“In this process, all the functional solutions for the decarbonization of transport must be put in place in a logic of technological neutrality. exploiting not only electric vehicles but also the potential of hydrogenwhile recognizing – for the transition – the essential role of biofuelsin which Italy is building a state-of-the-art national supply chain”.

As for niche buildersspecific measures could possibly be assessed with the European Commission within the framework of Community rules,” he reads. a note from the Ministry of Ecological Transition. The last reference is tied to the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini, sports car makers who might find it harder to electrify the entire lineup without backlash.

John Elkann, President of Stellantiscommented on the decision: “Over the next five years, the Group will spend 30 billion euros to support its model electrification strategy. If we look at Europe, within 10 years, the70% of Stellantis cars sold in Europe will be plug-in hybrid or pure electric. Already today, the number of models with low environmental impact that we offer to our customers has increased to 29 and the all-electric New Fiat 500, as beautiful as it is technologically sophisticated, is the electric best-seller in nine national markets”.

“Italy plays a leading role, at all levels: production of new models, assembly of batteries, applied research and testing of charging and energy transmission infrastructures. An exciting phase, full of projects and developments. new ideas, which takes us back to the pioneering phase of our founding fathers,” he added.

There Italian automotive supply chain as we know, it could however very affected by this decision: the impact could be dramatic. ANFIA, the professional association, estimated loss of 60,000 jobs in the internal combustion engine components sector by 2035, but already today there would be 5,000 people at risk. “501,000 supply chain jobs related to the production of internal combustion engine (ICE) components are expected to be lost if this technology is phased out by 2035,” reads a statement from ANFIA.

However, it is unclear how many jobs switching to electricity could create. In the meantime, automakers are betting heavily on electrifying their fleets, trying not to be caught off guard by the imposition of such constraints or by the action of competitors.

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