Electric cars and super tax: the possible scenarios with the new government

Electric cars and super tax: the possible scenarios with the new government

Electric cars and super tax

The recent political elections will bring a wave of changes and, among them, it is possible (or foreseeable) that the Government decides to follow different paths also for electric mobility. But what is the current situation? Let's take a step back.

Before starting, we remind you that Fit for 55, the European Union program, aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 55% (compared to 1990) by 2030 until reaching climate neutrality by 2050. The ban on the sale of endothermic vehicles is part of this scenario and aims to eliminate greenhouse gases in new registrations starting from 2035; before this date, it will be necessary to reduce the CO2 level by 15 and 55% respectively compared to the previous year.

And in Italy? The fate of the Bel Paese, at least until last week, was marked and well decided with the stop scheduled for 2035. However, the development plan has been questioned on several occasions, with the desire to postpone this date to 2040; the basic idea, in this sense, would be to reduce CO2 emissions by 90% by 2035 (instead of 100%) so as to reach 100% only in 2040.| ); }
According to what has been reported in recent days, for the League to focus exclusively on electricity could destroy thousands of jobs and become too dependent on China, where numerous materials and components necessary for battery-powered cars reside. | ); } For Fratelli d’Italia, the automotive supply chain is of vital importance for the Italian productive fabric; with over 300,000 employees, and a turnover equal to 6.2% of the total Italian GDP, a total push towards electricity could compromise all those companies that are unable to sustain a process of transition and renewal. In this regard, again in recent days, Matteo Salvini asked to extend the incentives also to "last generation" endothermic cars (last Euro 6 and future Euro 7) or the least polluting one, so as to provide a concrete alternative to electric cars .

Alessandro Cattaneo, deputy and head of the Departments of Forza Italia, also in the same vein, who recalled how strong China is in terms of lithium and how Italy is dependent on it. Similar speech for Nicola Procaccini, responsible for the Environment and Energy of the Brothers of Italy, who fears that such a strong dependence on China could be unpromising.

The solution for the center-right is only one: exploiting the potential of hydrogen and investing more in biofuels, as long as the transition is gradual. A totally different direction to that proposed by M5S and the Democratic Party, both closer to the electric and in general to the incentive system.

The abolition of this "minor" tax could therefore be seriously considered by the Government. For the uninitiated, this is a car tax reserved basically for the most powerful cars and therefore for sports cars; with the Monti government, the tax was set at 20 euros for each kilowatt of vehicle power above 185 kW (252 hp). Although the request, presented in the past by FdL, has been rejected on several occasions, with the new government it could come back into discussion and perhaps even be approved.

At the moment, the only legal "trick" to have a high-performance car and not having to pay the super tax seems to be to take a hybrid solution of any kind; the calculation of the super stamp in this case, probably due to some legislative gap (like electric cars compatible with novice drivers), is done only on the endothermic section. For example, for a BMW i8, which benefits from nearly 400 combined horsepower (275 kW), only the figure derived from the calculation of the internal combustion engine power (1.5 turbo 163 hp, 120 kW) needs to be covered.


Transport situation

There are few differences in terms of public transport, the work to be done in these terms is recognized by every party. The goal is to reduce the number of cars to lighten traffic, encourage public transport and the use of shared transport. The center-right, in the past, has proposed solutions similar to the transport bonus (here our discussion) perhaps "extended to regional and inter-regional rail connections". Among the proposals, also the renewal of the public circulating fleet and the liberalization of taxis and NCCs.

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