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Endothermic engines, Anfia: “Germany is doing well”

The Anfia approves the decision taken by the German government authorities, according to which endothermic engines will not disappear by 2035.

The sudden decision by Germany to no longer place an absolute veto on endothermic engines by 2035 is generating discussion, in line with what the French government had already decided. Among the attendees, also the number one of Anfia (Industrial Association of the Automobile Industry), Paolo Scudieri wished to express, on behalf of the organization, a parry.

Through a note sent to the media, the president of the Anfia supported the rethinking of the German institutions. That only until recently seemed to be on the same line as the Community bodies. “We welcome the new position expressed by the German government with respect to the European Commission ‘s proposal to ban endothermic engines in the EU from 2035,” began Scudieri. “We agree that this technology can, on the other hand, make an important contribution to the decarbonisation of mobility” .

The key points of the maneuver

In any case, it will still be necessary to take measures to reduce the environmental impact. In this regard, according to Scudieri, the target must be achieved “through the use of synthetic fuels and biofuels , as well as supporting the need for a neutral technological approach , which leaves room for more solutions for reducing CO2 emissions, rather than focus solely on the electric vehicle.

At the Italian level, we are pursuing discussions with the competent ministries on the subject, which embrace a position substantially aligned with that of the industrial chain, also to fine-tune the industrial policies that are essential to accompany companies in the ecological transition process.

The establishment of a multi-year fund to support the reconversion of the industrial chain, provided for by the bill decree, which must be exploited to the fullest with the declination of measures to support the demand for zero vehicles, also goes in the direction of adequately managing this process. and with very low emissions and in support of the sustainability and competitiveness objectives of the production system “ .