The first details are emerging about the project to provide assistance to the automotive sector. According to the rumors collected so far, incentives of 1 billion euros per year until 2030 should support the transition process for the automotive sector, which is of great importance to the Italian economy.
The new incentives are aimed at encouraging the purchase of green cars, which means not only electric cars, but also with other energy sources, Economic Development Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti said during the press conference introducing the ruling.
Incentives based on emissions
According to what has been learned so far about the rumors circulating about the draft, the incentives should be divided into three different bands according to the carbon dioxide emissions generated. These three ranges will also include petrol and diesel vehicles. The bands should be divided as follows:
- 0-20g (electric cars),
- 21-60 grams (electric hybrids),
- 61-135 grams (mild hybrid, full hybrid, petrol, diesel, methane or LPG)
The figures to be paid in the form of a contribution should grow in proportion to the lower emissions, amounting to about 9 thousand euros for electricity if a used car below Euro5 class is disposed of. For the middle range, the reward should be a maximum of 7 thousand euros, while for the latter, with the highest emissions, contributions should exceed 3 thousand euros with scrap.
What cars does the bonus apply to
As it was easy to predict, not all cars that fall within the range of emissions contributions will be able to access state aid. The trend is to set a maximum spending ceiling of around 35,000 euros for the first two bands and 25,000 euros for the third. With this spending cap, more than half of the Euro 6 rating cars available today at dealerships will be included.
All that remains now is to wait for confirmation regarding the division of the arches, which the Executive has yet to declare itself definitively. In fact, it appears that proposals have also been made to lower the maximum reward access to 110 grams of CO2 per kilometer traveled, with upward adjustments to the maximum spend, especially for 100% electric vehicles.
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