The Italian authorities have begun negotiations with the European Commission in connection with the planned ban on the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2035.
Recall that the European Commission decided to ban the sale of new cars equipped with gasoline and diesel engines from 2035. However, before formal approval, the bill must be approved by all EU members.
Bloomberg, citing Italian Minister of Environmental Transformations Roberto Chingolani, reports that the country intends to achieve leniency for Italian supercar manufacturers and allow them to produce cars with internal combustion engines after 2035. Roberto Chingolani said: “These cars need special technology and batteries” to usher in the era of electrification.
In addition, Chingolani noted that niche automakers have far fewer resources to make such large-scale changes. In turn, the head of Porsche Oliver Blume, in an interview with Bloomberg, said that if the European Commission takes this step, it will be a mistake. A spokesman for the German brand claims that electric cars will become “unrivaled” in the next decade and will continue to demonstrate their superiority in performance, and therefore the transition of automakers should only be encouraged, without making any indulgences for anyone.