2018-12-14 from：Agnieszka Flak and Alberto Sisto
In an amendment to the 2019 budget law passed in Italy's lower house last week, the government approved subsidies of up to 6,000 euros for lower-emission vehicles but included a surcharge of up to 3,000 euros on gasoline and diesel cars.
However, the government immediately vowed to change it in the Senate, where it will be voted on next, after one of the ruling parties contested the measure.
FCA said last month it plans to spend more than 5 billion euros on new models and cleaner engines in Italy over the next three years to boost jobs and profitability.
Possible changes to the amendment could result in the exclusion of smaller-engine vehicles from the proposed tax, government officials have said.