The decision corresponds to the European Union’s demand to reduce greenhouse gases by 55 percent by 2030, reported the Committee on Ecological Transition. Italy follows a number of European countries, including Spain, France and others, who have set a deadline of 2030, 2035 and 2040 after which vehicles with internal combustion engines are no longer allowed to be sold.
Industry Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti highlighted the consequences that the electric car boom will have on the Italian auto industry. More than half of the workforce currently working in the automotive sector will no longer be employed in this sector in the future, warned the Giorgetti. “We have to change our attitude. Continuous further training means that in the course of your life you have to imagine changing jobs. There is no longer a fixed job in one place to do a certain type of work, said the minister.
Not only electric vehicles, but also the potential of hydrogen and the role of biofuels must be promoted, ”said a press release from the Ministry of Transport in Rome.