2035 could be the expiration date for diesel and gasoline-powered cars. The European Commission has made official the Fit for 55 reform package in which the objective is to drastically reduce emissions within the next few years, aiming for stop of the sale of cars with internal combustion engines. A sentence or rather a death sentence for traditional food and for part of the hybrids in which some car manufacturers have heavily invested. A further step and help in the transition for others instead who in the past months had already announced the desire to transform their production, switching to full electric between 2028 and 2035 (Volvo and Jaguar for example to name a few).
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“The fossil fuel economy has reached its limits. We have to move to a new model, one that is powered by innovation, that has clean energy, that moves towards a circular economy “ President Ursula von der Leyen explained – We will set an end date after which all cars must be emission-free. Otherwise, certainties will be lacking and we will not reach our goal of climate neutrality by 2050. How auto brands change their way of producing will depend solely on them. They know better than us how to develop new cars or new fuels. “
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A drastic decision, which could have implications at an international level. The thought immediately goes to Italy and to a deep-rooted production chain, such as that of Motor Valley, the land of motors where car brands and suppliers will have to work quickly together for an even faster conversion than is already happening. The trade associations immediately took a stand, with Anfia (National Association of the Automobile Industry Industry) which said it was very worried, defining this position as “disconcerting”. ACEA is also on the same wavelength, which has increased the dose, stating that the package of measures launched and the imposition of a stop on the sale of cars with heat engines is “irrational.”