Electric Car and Plug-in Incentives: Bonuses won't last long

From the day of 14 in September the incentives for electricity and plug-ins are again available thanks to the transfer of the Extrabonus fund into that of ‘Ecobonus. A necessary measure given that with the exhaustion of the Ecobonus resources at the end of August, by law the Extrabonus was no longer usable. For this reason, the Government, through the infrastructure decree, intervened to transport resources, in order to restore the incentives for these cars.

A necessary intervention that however does not look to the future as evidenced by various trade associations. A measure that UNRAE had defined “ buffer ” that “ “.

Given the fund available, the incentives will not last long long. Indeed, the 57 millions that have been written off are running out rapidly. At the time of writing, there are approximately 32 millions of euros left. In just over 24 hours there was, therefore, a decrease sensitive of the resources available, probably due to the fact that many dealerships were waiting for the reinstatement of the incentives to book them and had accumulated several orders.

This does not change the fact that the residual fund is narrow and that in a short time it will run out again. At that point there will be again a stop to the incentives for electric and Plug-in with the consequence that sales could slow down significantly given the high cost of these cars. All this at a time when the car market is in great difficulty.

This is why for some time now, associations have categories were asking the Government for a long-term structural plan to support the auto sector, abandoning interventions that were defined as “stop and go”. At the beginning of September, for example, Michele Crisci , UNRAE President, commenting on the decision to move resources from the Extrabonus to the Ecobonus, had stated:

UNRAE asks institutions for a strategic and long-term vision to support the ecological transition of mobility. A long horizon and an organic framework are needed: a fundamental sector for the economy and employment such as the automotive sector needs clear and structural measures that allow adequate and sustainable planning of activities and at the same time instill certainties and guarantees in the consumers.

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