BEYOND STELLANTIS – The government hopes that in Italy come soon for a second Automobile manufacturer, which works together with Stellantis in the construction of automobiles in our territory. This was stated by Adolfo Urso, Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy, who, in his speech at the Young Entrepreneurs Forum in Capri, announced: “We are working in the presence of another producer.” The representative of Fratelli d’Italia was also optimistic about the agreement with Stellantis: “I am convinced that in the coming weeks we will be able to give a signal of trend reversal and return to producing vehicles in our country, guaranteeing production sites also in Automotive section”. But if a new manufacturer really entered the Italian production system, who could it be?
CHINESE IN THE POLO POSITION – Chinese companies are the most popular suspects, even more so now that toughening import duties is being considered at the European level. There mg and the BYD They are at the top of the list. As for the first, heir to the English Morris Garages and now owned by Saic Motors, he has not hidden his desire to open one for a long time. production plant in Europe. The Anglo-Chinese brand is already well established in Italy, where in 2023, from January to September, it has already sold more than 21,000 cars. The BYD name is also increasingly well-known among Italians, who are also looking for a place to produce cars in Europe. It seems that the Chinese company is already talking to France and, secondly, to Germany and Spain. Italy appears to be out of the way for now, but a government opening could change the cards on the table. The most secluded Big Wallwhich also tried to buy the Nissan plant in Barcelona a while ago, but now seems more interested in Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
WHAT IF IT WAS TESLA? – However, the eastern perspective is not the only one. Also there tesla A new factory is expected to open in Europe in the coming years. The American company in the Old Continent already produces in Germany, at the Grünheide Gigafactory, near Berlin. In recent months there was talk of a practically closed agreement with Spain to open a new headquarters near Valencia. However, the Valencian authorities denied the agreement. Meanwhile Elon Musk had meetings with both Giorgia melons than with French President Emmanuel Macron. the game is still open.