Elected last October as Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, Giorgia Meloni and the rest of his government have begun to take measures regarding the industrial fabric of the transalpine country. The last press conference held by the European leader has shown the differences that occur between the main leaders of the Old Continent, with Meloni pointing out that she does not agree with the measures that in principle will mean the end of the commercialization of vehicles with engines from internal combustion from the year 2035.
The press conference, held last Thursday, December 29, left a forceful statement by Meloni: “I do not consider it reasonable, I consider it profoundly harmful for our production system. It seems to me that there is a fairly transversal convergence on this at the Italian level and I intend to use that convergence to pose the question forcefully”.
Before these statements by Giorgia, Matteo Salvini, Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, went even further during the last Council of the European Union, which came to label this decision for the next decade as the result of “pseudoecological fundamentalism”, arguing that this type of measure could lead to the dismissal of a large number of workers: “banning gasoline and diesel cars from 2035, and at the same time asking to go to Euro 7 from 2025, does not make any economic, environmental or social sense“. In the main video of the news, we tell you the date that the European Union has established and the objectives that it wants to achieve in this matter.
It is not a novelty to see this position on the part of Salviniwhich even went so far as to propose the realization of a referendum with the aim of making available to the voters the decision to prohibit or not the sale of vehicles equipped with thermal engines powered by gasoline or diesel, something that in principle also affects hybrid powertrains. The former government headed by Mario Draghi had already expressed its rejection of said cut-off date, but it has been with the current government when it seems that this position is resonating with even more force.
the main head of the ACI, the Italian Automobile Club, Angelo Sticchi Damiani, He has also expressed his satisfaction to see that they are aligned with the position of the tricolore government, stating in a statement in the last hours that they gave “a round of applause for the courage and clarity of Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who clearly affirms a truth that has now become verifiable by anyone. In other words, the ban on internal combustion vehicles in 2035 seems like a choice with very little sense. In addition, they advocated “reviewing this deadline and the policies that generated it, maintaining the objective of reducing the emissions that cause climate change and achieving maximum environmental sustainability, in the interest not only of the automotive sector but also of Italian citizens.”“.
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