How electric cars are doing in Italy

The wait for the return of Ecobonus slows down the electric car market in Italy, which slows down in February. All data from the Motus-E report

In February 2022, 8,592 electric cars were registered in Italy, including pure battery-powered vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). In the same month last year, 8344 pieces were sold.

The data is provided by MOTUS-E, the association that brings together operators in the Italian electric mobility chain.

AS THEY GET CLEAN AND HYBRID

Specifically, 3155 pure electric cars were registered in February last year (-8.3 percent compared to February 2021) and 5437 plug-in hybrids (+10.9 percent).

MARKET SHARE

Overall, the market share of electric cars in February was 7.7 percent of the total number of registered vehicles, much more than in January 2021 (5.8 percent), but much lower compared to the figures in the last quarter of last year. (over 12 pct.).

HOW MANY ELECTRIC CARS ARE IN ITALY IN 2022

In January 2022, there were 253,514 electric cars in circulation in Italy: 128,944 are clean, battery-powered and 124,570 are plug-in hybrids.

DATA IN A GRAPH

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COMPARISON WITH JANUARY

The comparison with last month shows a marked decrease in registrations of electric cars, of 6.6 percent. More specifically, there are 609 fewer cars: 496 are BEVs and 113 PHEVs.

BECAUSE HYBRID PEOPLE BETTER

While plug-in hybrids remain registered despite the lack of purchase incentives, pure electric cars show greater fatigue. “Probably,” explains the association, “it’s also due to an increased supply of BEVs [elettriche pure, ndr] in December since the models full electric they contribute more to achieving the CO2 emission targets that housing must meet at European level “.

MARKET DOWN

Overall, 111,262 cars were registered in February, or 22.5 percent compared to February 2021 and about 3 percent more than in January 2022.

“Therefore,” explains MOTUS-E, “a declining trend continues, also dictated by the huge crises that have taken place in recent months and which do not seem to make room for a recovery in the car sector: the effects of the pandemic, determined by delivery delays, but also by the energy crisis and the rise in energy and transport prices, which generate a lack of liquidity for citizens and therefore a lower propensity to buy an asset like a car “.

“We think it is interesting to point out,” the association continues, “that the car market, in the absence of incentives, is driven by the hybrid and mild hybrid car segment, which in February 2022 reached 55,550 registered units. Therefore, against the fact that in the first two months of 2022, 68.6% of the cars sold belong to the emission category 91-135 gCO2 / km “.

THE BEST SELLING ELECTRIC CARS IN JANUARY 2022

The best-selling pure electric car in Italy until February 2022 is the Fiat 500e, with 1057 units. After Dacia Spring with 717 units and in third place Smart fortwo with 527.

Fourth and fifth places in the classification are occupied by Renault Twingo (386) and Renault Zoe (351).

The best-selling plug-in hybrids in the first two months of the year are the Jeep Compass (2050 units), Jeep Renegade (1117) and BMW X1 (644).

Sales are mainly concentrated in the Northeast and Northwest.

COMPARISON WITH EUROPE

Germany is the European country with the largest number of clean electric vehicles registered in January 2022 (20,923 units). In second place is the United Kingdom (14,433 units) and in third place is France (10,219). Italy is in fourth place with 6806 BEVs, followed by the Netherlands.

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