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Acea, pollution, noise and queues are the real enemies of the environment - Norme e Istituzioni

2023-12-01T19:20:13.724Z

Highlights: "Technological neutrality should be a guiding principle when it comes to framing the mobility of the future," says Luca de Meo, president of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association. "Solving mobility challenges is a challenge that we should all take up together, to align the planets," he adds. "Let's just take what the Japanese did with the Kei Car. This is the perfect example of the kind of things we should be able to do in Europe as well"


It is not only CO2 that must be combated, but also pollution, noise and traffic congestion. This was reiterated by Luca de Meo, president of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) and CEO of Groupe Renault. (ANSA)


It is not only CO2 that must be combated, but also pollution, noise and traffic congestion. This was reiterated by Luca de Meo, president of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) and CEO of Groupe Renault.
This important statement - which aims to shift the attention of the authorities and especially of the next European Parliament and the next European Commission in view of the European elections in June 2024 - is part of the long 'manifesto for the green transition' Acea presented this document together with a specific roadmap that aims to make Europe a hub for the production of green and intelligent vehicles.
"Technological neutrality should be a guiding principle when it comes to framing the mobility of the future: the enemies are CO2, pollution, noise, congestion and not one technology or another."
"Solving mobility challenges is a team sport For example, building zero-emission vehicles in Europe, including small electric vehicles, is a challenge that we should all take up together, to align the planets."
The reference of the president of Acea is clear: in Japan for over 70 years, the smallest cars (with limitations in size and displacement not exceeding 660 cc) that are defined as Kei Cars, enjoy practical and fiscal advantages, and are a very useful presence on the congested streets of Tokyo and other large cities.
The area's manifesto, in this regard, calls on "all public actors, EU candidates, but also national and local authorities to engage with us in a constructive dialogue to find answers to what EU citizens have a right to expect".
He continues: "Let's just take what the Japanese did with the Kei Car. This is the perfect example of the kind of things we should be able to do in Europe as well."
The manifesto recalls that these mini cars (they are under 3.4 meters in length and 64 hp in power) "enjoy financial aid, taxation reduced by a third compared to normal private cars and motorway tolls reduced by 20%". And with the contribution they make to the elimination of congestion, "they keep urban centers accessible to the inhabitants of the suburbs."

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