Anfia-Federauto-unrae managing – “the Incomprehensible lack of interventions for the car industry”

Anfia, Federauto and unrae managing launch a cry of alarm about the absence of measures in favour of the world of the four wheels inside of the Decree to Relaunch launched by the government in an attempt to provide a stimulus for the economic recovery following the crisis generated by the coronavirus. In particular, the three organizations-the judge “it is incomprehensible that in Italy you don’t do anything to safeguard the competitiveness of a sector such as automotive, preferring to risk the de-industrialisation and the closure of many retail and distribution companies”.

Surprised and worried. In a joint statement, the three biggest associations representing the automotive sector have expressed “surprise, disappointment and, above all, great concern” for the choice of the Government to be limited to the refinancing of the fund for the purchase of motor vehicles, low-emission. “It is – it is underlined in the note – a little intervention is significant for an effective re-start of automotive sector in our Country. The automotive sector, the Italian is certainly committed to encouraging the process of electrification of the mobility and testify to the huge investments carried out. “Unfortunately, the conditions are not more than some time ago, are profoundly changed”.

The numbers of the crisis. In this regard, in the press release are provided for the numbers of the impact of the crisis: in the first quarter of the production of the entire Italian industry fell 21.6%, the factories have assembled the 24% less cars, and the lockdown has resulted in almost a zero market car Italian (-85,4% in march and -97,5% in April). In practice, In the march-April car registrations were reduced by half (-51%, or 361.000 units lost) and “no go better for commercial and industrial vehicles”.

Not enough dealers. For the three associations is not enough, therefore, the reopening of the dealers (however, with hundreds of thousands of vehicles immobilised on the apron) to restart the market and therefore the production chain in the light of the situation of “deep uncertainty, which affects the climate of confidence of citizens and enterprises, and the weakening of the economy and the labour market, with a consequent loss of consumer purchasing power”. “The purchase of a motor vehicle – the note continues joint – is an important investment that, at this stage, in need of support adequate to the reality in which we are living, and that the market of today can embrace positively,” underline Anfia, Federauto and unrae managing, confirming, “in the absence of targeted interventions” 2020 will close with 500.000/600.000 registrations in less than 2019, with a non-Vat revenues of about 2.5 billion euros”. Moreover, the slowdown in sales, which are not sufficiently counteracted by the mechanism of bonus-malus, will result in “a non-renewal of the fleet” of cars, made at the end of 2019 to 32.5% vehicles pre-Euro 4 and 57% of vehicles with more than 10 years of seniority.

The impact on employment. Another aspect that is of concern: “The difficulty in the disposal of vehicles in stock at car manufacturers and dealers, market stall, will prevent the industrial chain to go at your pace sustainable, damage that for many businesses, already fiaccate two months of zero turnover, will impact on employment”. Therefore, to reiterate the associations, it is “incomprehensible” the absence of measures in support “of a fund, as the automotive industry, which exports more than 50% of its products” and that “on several occasions, and has been shown to serve as a driving force for the recovery of production of a large part of the manufacturing system and therefore of our economy, and you’re going to meet a risk of deindustrialization. An industry that some european Countries, with which, however, our supply chain is deeply interconnected, they are putting at the centre of their support Plans, so as to boost consumption and the transition towards a model of more sustainable mobility”.

Serve incentives. “We reiterate, then, that can no longer be delayed the implementation of an important campaign of incentives for the scrapping of cars and commercial vehicles old and the purchase of vehicles of the last generation, and for the development of infrastructure, as well as the revision of taxation on cars for an adjustment at the european level. Incentives that broaden the range of beneficiaries, while respecting the objectives of decarbonisation and environmental sustainability, to truly relaunch the market and production”, concludes Anfia, Federauto and unrae managing.

Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.