Electric July 2022: the Italian electric car market does not take off, with 3,617 EVs delivered. Compared to the same month 2021, 1,500 less (-30%).
Electric July 2022: or the incentives are changed …
Between incentives that don’t work (companies have been excluded …) and lack of cars to deliver, the Italian electricity market remains small small. There 500e retains the first place, but does not go beyond 778 deliveries, much less than what it sells in Germany and France. Two other city cars are placed in second and third position: the Smart ForTwo (304) and the Renault Twingo (263). Numbers from telephone area code. The only surprise, if you can call it that, is the fourth place obtained by the Renault Megane, with 234 cars delivered to customers. As might be expected, there is no trace of Tesla in top ten of the best-selling electric, since the brand of Elon Musk it usually concentrates deliveries in the last part of the quarter (in this case September). And there aren’t Volkswagen: the only model of the group is the Cupra Born (6th at 126). Even in the total of the first 7 months of the year, the budget of the electrical is negative: 28,703 deliveries, against the 35,499 of 2021.
Plug-ins are also falling, only hybrids are strong
It is evident that Italians still do not trust cars with plugs, since even the plug-in hybrids are down, -12.2%. But with a 5.1% share, well above the paltry 3.3% of pure electric power. It is no coincidence that the sales of non-rechargeable hybrids, climbs of 10.3% also in July and reach 32.6% of the share, almost a third of the total. Yet another collapse for the sales of methane car, fell 69% due to the appalling price increases at the distributor. On the other hand, sales of passenger cars hold LPG car (-6.2%) and in any case growing in the balance sheet for the first 7 months of 2022. Returning to the topic of electricity, it is clear that only a revision of the incentive mechanism could unlock the market. The minister Giancarlo Giorgetti he had hinted at this possibility, but the doors seem to have closed with a government crisis and dissolution of the Chambers. We’ll talk about it again in 2023, perhaps.