Why diesel car incentives are a mistake. Motus-E speaks

Why diesel car incentives are a mistake. Motus-E speaks

Motus-E, the association of electric mobility operators, criticizes the allocation of incentives to diesel and the failure to expand to company fleets. Here because

“We predicted months ago that the incentives for electric cars would not work. Now we are also learning about the proposal to move the incentives for electric mobility to other sectors, such as diesel for example ”. This was stated by Francesco Naso, general secretary of MOTUS-E , an association that groups together the operators of the Italian electric mobility chain.

COMPANY FLEETS AND INCREASE IN THE LIMIT PRICE

“What we do not agree with”, continues Naso, “is the fact that with a series of corrective measures, already exposed at the time, electric mobility could really be restarted in Italy. For example, by opening up to the sector, which has always been relevant for sales and registrations, of company fleets, strangely excluded from the current forms of incentives, which would guarantee quality used vehicles ". “Or”, he adds, “by raising the limit price for electricity, now set at 35 thousand euros”.

ELECTRIC CAR REGISTRATIONS IN ITALY

In July , registrations of electric cars in Italy (between pure electric vehicles, or BEVs, and plug-in hybrids, or PHEVs) were 8670: compared to 11,431 registrations in July 2021, there was a decrease of 24.1 percent . As of June 2022 , sales of electric cars – 13,014 units in all – had reported a decline of 7.8 percent year-on-year.

"ONLY IN ITALY WE ARE GOING BACK"

"Electric mobility is growing in all European countries", says Naso, "and only in Italy are we going backwards, due to a series of difficulties in the use of incentives", while acknowledging that it is premature to give definitive judgments on a measure introduced just a couple of months ago.

THE STRATEGY FOR CHARGING COLUMNS

The secretary of MOTUS-E, however, declares that the association has seen "favorably, among the proposals illustrated by the Minister of Economic Development, both a strengthening of the strategies for the installation of private columns in condominiums, and an improvement in the conditions of who wants to access the incentives by buying diesel cars ".

“But this strategy”, he points out, “works and produces results for the country if all sectors are favored with clarity and planning”.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/smartcity/auto-elettriche-incentivi-critiche-motus-e/ on Thu, 04 Aug 2022 13:53:14 +0000.