Electric car flop in Italy, -23.39% in one year – Mobility

(ANSA) – ROME, 02 SEPT – Italy slows down on electric cars. In August, sales of cars with the possibility of recharging (sum of BEVs, pure electric vehicles, and PHEVs, plug-in hybrids) amounted to 4,961 units compared to 6,476 sold in the same month last year, recording a decrease in 23.39%. He writes it in the monthly editorial dedicated to registrations, Motus-E, an association that brings together all the stakeholders of electric mobility.

In particular, pure electric cars recorded a decrease in sales of 29.69%, for a total of 2,278 units registered; sales of plug-in hybrids show a decrease of 17.09%, for a total of 2,683 units registered in the month. The market share of draft cars stops at 6.93%.

“Italy continues to do worse than the rest of Europe – Motus-E points out -. Looking at the data for July 2022, for example, Germany registered 28,868 BEV vehicles, + 13.16% compared to the same month of last year, France recorded an increase of 70.28%, the Netherlands of 19.6%.

The car market with plug is also growing in Belgium, the United Kingdom and Spain.

“In Italy – continues Mots-E -, the incentives restarted late, only in mid-May of this year, while the goodness of electrification is still being discussed. In the meantime, the other European countries have a clear direction to follow. Their programming of support policies supports the electric car market, despite the geopolitical contingencies common to all European states “.

Looking at the best-selling models, until August 2022, the Fiat 500E is confirmed to be the best-selling electric car, with a registration of 4,717 units. The Smart Fortwo follows with 2,850 registered cars. The Dacia Spring, with 2,118 vehicles sold, is confirmed in third place in the ranking. The Tesla Model Y remained stable in fourth place with 1,780 cars, while the Renault Twingo closed the Top Five with 1,422 units. (HANDLE).

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