The theme of the transition from internal combustion to electric cars is central to the automotive sector. In less than twenty years, and for many even earlier, no car manufacturer will build cars with an internal combustion engine only: they will all be battery-powered, with (possibly) some ‘pockets’ of hybrid resistance. All, of course, in the name of emissions. Many have wondered, in recent months, what will happen to vintage cars, which are essentially all ‘pollutants’ according to future European regulations. Even considering that their use is reduced, they too may need to adapt to a different scenario, possibly with fewer gas stations available and fewer potential admirers.
About that, the president of FIVA (Federation Internationale Vehicules Anciens) Tiddo Bresters wrote a letter to sensitize enthusiasts on the value of vintage cars. “The holidays are back, and the streets are full on the weekends. Fortunately, there are more options for travel than in 2020, although cars and motorcycles are still preferred for transportation as the virus is still spinning. Motorhome trips are in vogue, because they offer a lot of freedom. Meanwhile, the classic car rallies are back, showing that there is still interest. This gives FIVA enough inspiration in relation to the future. But we will have to have a plan. Our goal is to support the culture of new mobility and to defend the culture of the automobile as we have lived it“.
“We cannot avoid making even more team in view of the future. The transition from fossil to electric energy is irreversible. We have to accept and support it. However, we must also earn global recognition for our industry and for the great cultural, social and economic importance of the car in its history. And young people will be the focus, also to rejuvenate our world“.
The new generations will therefore be the target of the federation, but with the change underway it will be more difficult to intercept their interest. Who will be born with the electric as will come to know what was before? A great communication plan will be needed to be able to talk about classic cars, waiting for today’s battery cars to become vintage vehicles themselves.