[news] Calabria, an environmentally conscious region

From research data on how the automotive industry is reacting to the change due to the pandemic, Calabria was found to be an environmentally conscious region.

The second edition of the Mobility and Safety Observatory created by Continental, with the support of two leading research institutes Euromedia Research and Ernst & Young, carried out research on how the pandemic has changed people and how the automotive industry is reacting to change.

In this moment of coexistence with Covid-19, the car is considered by 58.8% of Calabrians to be the safest way to move. Among those who would be willing to change their car in the presence of incentives (64.5% Italy; 53.8% Calabria), 39.1% of Calabrians would choose the electric car, this is the highest percentage among the different types of fuel: 21.7% LPG; 13% plug-in hybrid; 8.7% petrol.

In anticipation of a return to complete "normality", there is a need to rethink the structure, roads and infrastructure of cities. In fact, 76.3% of Calabrians want mobility that respects the environment, with safe and ecologically "clean" cars as protagonists, and not mobility made up of electric scooters, single-wheelers or bicycles (20%). Among the measures useful to keep cities free from traffic and more liveable from an air quality point of view, 35% of Calabrians recommend focusing on the electrification of vehicles (30.4% Italy).

The blocks of mobility and production activities that characterized the lockdown have had a positive impact on the environment and, at the same time, the awareness and sensitivity of Italians to the issue of "eco-sustainability" seemed to have increased. However, after the emergency phase, more than half of Italians (53%) say they pay attention to green issues as before the health emergency. Calabria, on the other hand, reverses the trend and proves to be a virtuous region and particularly respectful of the environment: 57.5% of respondents say they are more attentive to the issue of sustainability than in the pre-Covid era.