Thursday, February 2, 2023

The strange interlude of zombie combustion cars

Released in 2010 and now in its 11th season, the legendary series The Walking Dead has ‘revived’ and updated the old zombies and the threat they pose. Mobility also has its own corps, the combustion engine cars. With an expiration date that continues to roam around and absorb resources until a market is fitted with only emission-free vehicles.

In the meantime the complete elimination of polluting vehicles is turning out to be a very uncomfortable period for many people, for environmentalists who claim to anticipate the death of gasoline and diesel and also for car makers who are increasingly turning to petroleum-derived propulsion. Investments are forced to continue with new rules with new twists.

GM invests in Dahan

General Motors has announced an investment of $854 million to prepare four factories for production of a new generation of its V8 gasoline engine, with which its most powerful and popular vehicles are equipped, such as in demand in the United States Pickup in . “These investments will allow the company to strengthen its industry-leading pickup truck and SUV business and support its growing portfolio of electric vehicles,” General Motors has assured justifying the new outlay. A less demanding regulation in the US with the combustion engine favoring it even in the most ecological of states than in Europe.

In Europe, the European employers’ association ACEA, headed by Luca De Meo, CEO of Renault, continues to pressure the EU in what it considers a great effort to adapt combustion engines to the Euro 7 standard which will pyramid nitrogen oxides in 2030. The results of the four points of emission reduction.

“Large-scale investment in Euro 7 will bring only modest additional environmental benefits, but will require manufacturers to divert significant financial and engineering resources from electrification and zero-emissions vehicles to internal combustion engines. Ultimately, it will be a big deal to slow down There is a risk. transition towards climate neutrality”, has warned the lobby of the European automotive industry.

challenge of euro 7 standard

If car manufacturers’ pressure fails to delay or soften the Euro 7 standard, this increase in emissions reduction requirements, in the current context of progressive electrification, will become another element that will influence the market. We are already seeing that the commitment to electromobility is causing an increase in the average prices of vehicles for sale, often with mileage below that of their gasoline and diesel counterparts.

The next step could be the penalty of combustion cars as a result of the high cost involved in homologation with the Euro 7 standard. This increase in the price of combustion vehicles, already announced by manufacturer brands, will in itself create a cheapening effect on electric vehicles. By reducing the premium of petrol and diesel. An effect similar to that which has given Norway a lead in electrification is now being reviewed for its fiscal policy.

Once already an ultimatum on cars with combustion engines, the dilemma now is the pace of the ecological transition. The period until gasoline and diesel are banned in 2035 may be very short, but it is also very long due to distortions in old business models.

Meanwhile, whatever piece of the mobility ecosystem it touches will affect the whole. We will always have the option of proposing, we must assume, that it was the serious and thoughtful made by the Eurocommissioner for the internal market, Thierry Breton, that the powerful European industry allocates the production of combustion engines and cars (zombies in the EU) is ) to export to other countries and regions is still stable in the dynamics of oil.

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