The share of purely electric cars sold in Romania could reach up to 68% of total sales in 2030, said, on Thursday, the president of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA), Dan Vardie, at an event dedicated to sustainable mobility.
“If we talk about the evolution of electro-mobility in the industry, a possible scenario is that, in 2030, 68% of the total number of cars sold in Romania could be purely electric, 11% could be plug-in hybrids and somewhere up to 20% cars other than plug-in hybrids or electric cars. This matrix was made before some very important information regarding new decarbonization technologies appeared. Today, Europe is somewhere around 14-15% new electric cars of total registrations, in while Romania is at approximately 11%”, said the head of APIA, according to Agerpres.
According to the APIA representative, the granting of eco-bonuses should tend to zero by 2030.
“Unfortunately, 2023 does not bring a bigger or equal market to 2019, to be very clear. So when someone said in 2020 that it would take us a few years to get out of the pandemic, probably many were saying Sir, it’s not possible, it’s going to be faster’. Here we have figures that show us that it’s really not that simple. The forecast shows that we will have around 40,000 green cars at the end of the year, but in reality they will be somewhat less, since things have not evolved in electric cars at the pace we hoped for. For electrified cars, electric cars, things are even more spectacular (…) An APIA proposal that was discussed with the Ministry of the Environment is about how it would be normal, natural and important for consumers, not only for the industry, for these eco-bonuses to evolve, to reach zero in the year 2030. I would like to tell you that it is a phenomenon already started in many countries, if not in all of the European Union. The reason is that obviously we have to find a moment of truth where people buy, choose, if they choose electric cars, not just because someone, that is the state gives them some money, but because they really identify with this form of mobility,” said Vardie.