"I have looked at the automotive dossier since the beginning of the legislature, now I see that the economic experts, the commentators and certainly the unions also consider this assessment to be correct. We have been in the field and have had contacts and discussions for at least 8-9 months now with some car manufacturers that could in their international development projects, which concern Europe, also establish themselves in Italy".
Thus the Minister of Business and Made in Italy, Adolfo Urso.
"Our automotive project is clear: we believe that to support our important supply chain, our truly great strength made up of a plurality of companies, we need an internal market that produces at least 1.3 million vehicles: this is the objective we In the next few years, we aim to ensure that in the energy transition towards electricity the related industries can support production and employment levels - added the minister - We want to open the market to other producers and therefore we know that alongside Stellantis, which is an important multinational that must invest in our country in innovative models, in research and in the electric car of the future, another car company will still be necessary: this path cannot be invented in a few months, we have been working for a second car company for about 8 months and we think that the the objective can be achieved in a reasonable time."
"Italy once had two car manufacturers, then Alfa Romeo was sold - he continued - but instead of seeing it to an international partner, the then left in government, which also had the presidency of IRI, preferred to sell it to the local manufacturer, closing the market. Instead we want to open the market."
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