January 27, 2023

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Bad numbers in Italy for electric cars: a major failure

Europe’s car market closed 2022 with a total of 11,286,939 registrations, down 4.1% and 488,000 fewer vehicles than in 2021, despite the fifth consecutive positive result in December (1,091,119 registrations, +14.8 % compared to 950,052 in December 2021).

The situation is still worrying, even if it is slowly recovering. The best-selling car in the Old Continent last year was the Peugeot 208, the most popular.

The five main markets are Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Spain. The performance of these states in a month December 2022 They were particularly disparate: Germany, the UK and Italy saw double-digit growth (+38.1%, +18.3%, +21% respectively), while France had a ‘break-even’ (-0.1%), while Spain is the country seeing The worst result, with a decline of 14.1%.

Market performance in 2022

As for the overall results for this year (UN data), unfortunately there is no positive sign, or thereabouts: Italy records the worst decline, 9.7%, followed by France with -7.8%, Spain (-5.4%), the United Kingdom (- 2.0%) and Germany, the only country to see a slight improvement (+1.1%) instead. However, the Italian market is confirmed in fourth place Both in December and throughout 2022, but in the annual comparison with the main European market, Germany, it lost weight by 6 percentage points, from 55.6% to 49.7%.

Electric cars: Italy is in last place

Of the five major markets, Italy had another negative score, and indeed it is The last market in terms of electric vehicle share. Bill Paese’s skepticism toward the cars on tap continues tirelessly. Actually, let’s see one Italy’s share of 9.4%Against 55.4% in Germany, 39.4% in the United Kingdom, 25% in France and 10.9% in Spain in December.

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At the end of 2022 in Italy the ECV coverage was only 8.8%Compared to 31.4% for Germany, 22.8% for the United Kingdom, 21.6% for France and 9.6% for Spain. A result that we cannot define as bad.

“The United Nations is pleased with the approval of the two decrees to establish more than 21,000 charging stations for electric vehicles over the next three years, in urban centers and highways,” says Director-General Andrea Cardinale, “although it is not able to know the details of the decree, which are not yet available.” .

The Ministry of Environment and Energy Security has already agreed Ways to access 713 million of PNRR (which will finance up to 40% of construction costs) to install at least 7,500 ultra-fast charging infrastructure (175 kW) on roads outside cities (excluding highways) and 13,755 fast charging infrastructure (at least 90 kW) in regions urban areas by the end of 2025.

As the Cardinal himself said, this is “an important first step, which the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has been asking for some time, to guarantee our country a rapid development of mobility with zero or very low emissions, Otherwise, Italy will remain far behind In terms of the spread of the freight network. According to the latest data issued on September 30, 2022, in fact, our country ranks fifteenth in the European ranking, with 6.7 charging points every 100 kilometers against 8.9 of the European average.

Gian Primo Quagliano, President of Centro Studi Promotor, announced: “In Italy, the share of electricity fell in 2022 as a result of The failure of the 2022 stimulus campaign In favor of the electric car and hybrid cars that closed with a large amount of unused funds.

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According to Unrae data, our country ranks 15th in the European ranking, with 6.7 charging points every 100 kmagainst 8.9 of the European average. Anfia is requesting special funds for the transition in Europe and accelerating business investment for a fruitful re-transformation.