Common sense begins to gain a voice. Portugal joined Italy, Romania and Slovakia, to stop the end of in-house design engines in Europe. A list that authenticates with the accession of Germany.
António Costa, who has accustomed us to untimely decisions in the automotive sector — it seems that yesterday socialist and counterproductive to Portuguese incentives, he made an end to tax and fiscal incentives for accessible electric vehicles like this — this time he showed prudence.
Prime Minister António Costa, in just one sentence, condensed a problem that is much more complex, regarding the goals for electrification:
Today, it is convenient to have the notion that most people, particularly people, and even this transition effort is enormous and that it will depend on families. (…) We cannot put energetic pressure on families in the transition process.
TO NOT LOSE: Portugal outlines a day for 200 the end of internal development engines4
Reduction, with common sense, the need to reduce the need for carbon in the transport sector But in a country where more than 1 million vehicles in circulation are more than 20 years old and where the average age of the circulating stock continues to increase, we must put our goals in perspective and moderate our ambitions — even the most natural and well-intentioned ones.
We cannot be a country of old cars dreaming of trams. António Costa can now be the environmental policy of the transition to problems, behind and that cannot be sensitive to energy problems. The matter is very serious.