The Government, as we have seen, has finally approved the new 2022 incentives even if some steps are still needed to make them available. The new incentive structure has left several trade associations perplexed. UNRAE, for example, criticized various aspects including the extreme slowness for the entry into force of the Decree and the decision to have reduced the cost limit of cars in the 0-20 g / km CO2 range (electric ones) to 35 thousand euros plus VAT.
Now he also intervenes on the topic of 2022 incentives ANIASAthe Association that represents the mobility services sector in Confindustria, which points the finger at the choice of the Government of exclude the rental from the incentives.
Alberto VianoANIASA President, says he is surprised by the Government’s choice since today rental, data in hand, is the main tool capable of promoting the ecological transition of the fleet and accelerating the replacement of the most polluting vehicles.
According to Viano, this choice is an indication of how to prevail is a vision that still favors the purchase of the car, which it will end up in slow down the process of ecological transition in the country and the gradual shift from ownership to the use of vehicles. ANIASA had already urged the Government to review its position, highlighting the importance of the business sector. Data in hand, in the first three months of 2022 the companies registered 65% and 77% of electric and hybrid cars.
Therefore, according to the association, the corporate rental fleets today they play a fundamental role in supporting the renewal of the fleet and in putting into circulation the latest generation used cars, which are economically accessible.
Given the government’s decision, ANIASA hopes that at least companies can benefit from the VAT review on company cars that finally fill the gap with the main European countries. The taxation regime on the use of company cars must therefore be overcome, which is extremely penalizing for national companies compared to the main European markets. A position also supported by other associations in the automotive sector.
Recently, also together with the other automotive associations, we made a concrete proposal to the Executive with the aim of supporting the ecological transition process and to fill an evident competitive gap with the companies of the main European countries. We have planned to increase the percentage of VAT deduction currently to 40% bringing it to 100% for vehicles falling within the CO2 emissions range 0-20 g / km, to 80% for vehicles falling within the CO2 emissions range. 21-60 g / Km and 50% for vehicles falling within the CO2 emissions band 61-135 g / Km.