The European Commission’s desire to to ban endothermic vehicles starting in 2035 is likely to face a really important obstacle and unexpected, like Germany’s turnaround. While until a few days ago the executive of Chancellor Olaf Scholz was in favor of the transition, now the music seems to have changed with a sudden change of course.
In fact, according to what was declared by the Minister of Transport, Volker Wissing, Berlin withdrew its unconditional support for the Brussels proposal; we then go back to talking about traditional engines provided they are powered by synthetic fuels, i famous e-fuels. The new political decision, in addition to sweeping away the decisions taken by Angela Merkel’s government, strengthens the axis with Francecontrary from the beginning with the Fit-for-55 program.
While until now France had remained isolated, now with the support of Germany it can count on valid help. Among the numerous declarations, Germany, like France, also marries the most hybrid solutions that could contribute to the reduction of emissions pollutants. The choice of Germany, however, is not too surprising given the constant complaints from manufacturers, trade representatives and associations. The supply chain has long been asking for a holistic approach, which takes into consideration all the technologies and possible alternatives to achieve the objectives of decarbonisation. Me too’Italyin recent days, he had anticipated that the limit date for endothermic plants set for 2035 was only “indicative”And that more developments were expected.
Who will be next and what will happen in Brussels? At the moment it is not clear, surely it will be necessary to establish, once and for all, the limits for Euro 7 so as to ensure new room for maneuver for manufacturers. The approval process for the Euro 7 regulation was initially expected for the fourth quarter of 2021, to be subsequently postponed to April 2022 and now to July 2022.