In 2035, electric cars, which are now only 3% of the market, will reach a share of 50%. In the same period, shared mobility will increase from 7 to 15% and autonomous vehicles from 1 to 20%. Boston Consulting Group estimates, illustrated by managing director Davide Di Domenico, during the Automotive Business Summit of Sole 24 Ore, give a sense of the profound change underway in the sector. There is still a long way to go, especially in Italy. "We are discussing electric cars, hybrids, Euro6, but in Italy the problem is that of the 20 million very old cars on the road. They are a problem both from an ecological and a safety point of view. Even if we only sell electric cars in the next five years only part of the problem is solved. Those 20 million cars remain there ''observes Radek Jelinek, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Italy.
The theme of the reconversion of industrial production, linked to the new mobility, will be at the center of the meeting convened by the Minister of Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti, tomorrow at 4.30 pm, with Stellantis and the trade unions. "All the parties - says Santo Ficili, manager of the group's activities in Italy - must play their role, we must invest so that we can drastically reduce the non-ecological cars that unfortunately still run on the Italian market today. Our fleet is the most old Europe, we need actions to facilitate the disposal of older cars in order to put new products on the market that respect the environment ".
"We cannot wait to understand what the future of mobility will be because we would be lagging behind other European countries and the rest of the world. We must proceed, and this is what we do in the PNRR, not only experimenting, but clearly indicating the direction towards which we want to go to to allow the industrial and services supply chain to equip themselves "affirms the Minister of Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility Enrico Giovannini who stresses the need" to set the deadline beyond which it will no longer be possible to market internal combustion vehicles even partial". "Other European countries are doing it, in Italy we are discussing with Minister Cingolani. A topic that is somehow unavoidable, not to punish someone,but to give a clear direction also to the private sector ", he explains.
All car manufacturers are asking for agreed choices for the future of the car. For Massimo Nordio, CEO of Volkswagen Italia, "it is essential that all the players in this transformation underway in the automotive world team up and play the same symphony with the same key".
"Incentives are the main measure to encourage the renewal of the fleet, but there are also other solutions - underlines Daniele Maver, president and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover Italy - it would take greater rigor in car inspections, traffic blocks decided at national level and more restrictive criteria for historic cars, because at 20 a car is old and not historic ".