This news is seen as a concession to Italy after the Mediterranean country had been one of the most vocal of five nations arguing for an extension of the zero-emissions deadline. “As far as niche producers are concerned, the exemption is up to the end of 2035,” said Agnes Pannier-Runacher, the energy transition minister in France.
The extension of the derogation is also seen as a win for the European Small Volume Car Manufacturers Alliance (ESCA), which represents McLaren, Aston Martin, Pagani, Bugatti, Ineos, Rimac, and Koenigsegg. This alliance had argued that special rules should be applied to supercar manufacturers because the life cycle of supercars is longer, these supercars have a limited overall impact on emissions, and the brands have limited resources compared to the likes of Volkswagen and Toyota, for example.
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