Eh, the Red Brigades were a pretty long time ago.
As a guess I’d go with radical Eco-terrorism, especially the focus on cars.
Could be Baader-Meinhof, or maybe an Earth-Firster type, i.e. a person who has violent tendencies and grabs onto a Leftist political "cause" to justify his behavior.
Otoh the article says he has some kind of "immigration" issue with a relative.