Minister Pichetto at #FORUMAutoMotive talks about the government’s position on ICE Ban 2035, synergy with Germany, new eco-incentives and biofuels
At FORUMAutoMotive 2023 the Minister of the Environment and Energy Security, Gilbert Pichetto points to the decarbonization of the vehicle fleet confirming the priority of adopting an approach oriented towards technological neutrality. Not only electric carbut also alternative fuels in synergy with the pioneering European countries in Europe (Germany and Italy in the first place) ed eco-incentives designed for scrapping the most polluting vehicles. Here is the government’s strategy in response to the Euro 7 regulations and the ban on new ICE cars from 2035 that fall on the automotive world.
ITALY IN FAVOR OF THE ELECTRIC CAR BUT WITHOUT FANS
THE Minister of Environment and Energy Security Gilberto Pichetto spoke at FORUMAutoMotive, the event that puts mobility issues at the center of debates between protagonists and experts from the political world and the automotive supply chain. Pichetto listened carefully to all supply chain representatives and with commendable attention took notes and responded to all. The minister has emphasized in several speeches the importance of electrical transitionbut on condition that it takes place with respect for technological neutrality, combine hydrogen and biofuels to electric. On sustainable fuels, according to the Minister, Italy and Germany can establish a synergy with enormous potential. Italy as a leader in the production of biofuels and Germany strongly geared towards supporting e-fuels can reap huge benefits by supporting each other.
ITALY TOGETHER WITH GERMANY TO SUPPORT THE ORGANIC AND SYNTHETIC FUELS CHAIN
“The government is convinced that electricity will play an important role in the future and Italy is now committed to meeting this challenge. However, electric cars cannot be the only alternative and that is why we have argued at European level that we are not happy with the ban on registrations in 2035 of new cars that are not electric. We asked for other technologies to be taken into account, such as hydrogen and biofuels”explains the Minister of the Environment and Energy Security Gilbert Pichettointerviewed by FORUMAutMotive journalist and promoter Pierluigi Bonora. “With Germany we are pursuing an active confrontationwith the aim of adding alternatives such as hydrogen and biofuels to electric technology”. Pichetto also talks about the opening of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, who in response to the position of Italy and Germany spoke of a future of the car that is not exclusively electric, as long as it is zero emissions.
PICHETTO: ECOINCITATIONS AT CLOSURE 0-1-2 VEHICLES AND DEDUCTIBLE VAT
During his many interventions, Pichetto also spoke of the need to rethinking eco-incentiveswith the aim of decarbonizing the car fleet. “An evaluation of the eco-incentives, currently in force, must be made to make them more effective; must be based on a market design that targets decarbonization, withdraw 0-1-2 euros from the road”. He then also mentioned the deductibility of VAT for company cars. “A reform of the taxation of company cars must be put on the agenda, through dialogue with the automotive supply chain, and through alignment with what is happening in Europe in terms of Fleet VAT deductibility. I am convinced that fleets can make a significant contribution to decarbonization”.
Source : Sicur Auto