The transition to all-electric is too fast

According to Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares, the transition to 100% electric is happening far too quickly.

You most likely know this, but theEuropean Union has been making every effort for years to fight against pollution linked to the automobile, and to ban thermal vehicles, accused of all evils. While new environmental standards continue to emerge, ever more restrictive, our leaders want to go even further in the coming years. In fact, the European Commission recently voted to put in place a ban on the sale of thermal cars throughout the Old Continent, by 2035. A very short deadline, which forces manufacturers to adapt and to electrify their range very quickly. And that obviously does not please everyone, especially on the side of certain leaders.

Carlos Tavares is alarmed

This is particularly the case of Carlos Tavares, former boss of PSA now at the head of Stellantis. Having already displayed his opposition to massive electrification, which would represent a social risk when these cars are too expensive for many motorists, the CEO is once again sounding the alarm. He regrets that the electrical transition is ” so fast that the supply chain and production capacity don’t have time to adapt“. He calls out to European leaders:Stop playing by the rules. Leave them as they are and allow people to work properly, with focus and rigor“.

A risk of shortage

If the boss of Franco-Italian group Stellantis is so opposed to mass electrification, it’s also because it also fears a shortage of components and batteries. According to him, the latter could indeed be lacking as early as 2024 or 2025, a crisis then followed by a lack of raw materials in general, making it impossible to keep up with the pace and the exponential demand. For him, the only way to fight would then be to create new factories to keep up.

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