The just-ended month of June saw a new drop in registrations in Italy compared to the same period last year. This time we’re talking about 127,209 new cars sold, or -15%. Registrations in the first half of 2022 totaled 684,228, and the decline compared to 2021 was 22.7%, with 200,000 fewer cars sold.
Despite the auto incentives proposed by the Italian government – the bonus request platform opened on May 25 – the situation has not changed. It is not needed, or rather, It is not enough to treat a terrible situation Like that seen in the Italian car market (and not only that, unfortunately).
Funds available for environmental incentives
As for car bonuses in Italy, we can say that the money reserved for cars belonging to the CO2 emissions range 61-135 g / km expired very quickly, while the money allocated to car buyers from 0 to 20 g / km. 21-60 g/km has not been very successful, and it is still available already.
The same applies to car sharing, given that the government has also allocated a small share to this sector. Unlike past years, this time Car incentives did not achieve the hoped-for success According to UNRAE and industry experts, if things continue at this rate, we could reach the end of the year with the 80% bonus funds not being used for cars in the 21-60g/km range. and 60% for cars with emissions from 0 to 20 g/km. Unfortunately, the majority of Italian families struggle with constant increases – including petrol, bills and groceries – and most likely, despite the incentives, the chances of buying a new car are very limited.
Branding and Nutrition
Analyzing the different brands and groups that are part of the auto market, at the top of the order of the number of cars sold is StilantsFollowed by the Volkswagen Group and Renault. DR is constantly growing.
As for the type power supply On the other hand, electric and hybrid vehicle registrations have declined despite the incentives. June saw a 5.5% share of the PHEV vehicle market, which was 6.1% in May, and a 4.8% share of BEV vehicles, which recovered, but is still lower than last year. The Fiat 500 is Italy’s best-selling electric car, and has held its lead for months now, with a total of 781 registrations, while the Tesla Model Y took second place, just below the tiny Turin, with 769 units sold. The Jeep Renegade and Compass, on the other hand, are the best-selling hybrid cars, with the Cobra Formentor on the third tier of the podium.
breakdown of gasoline and diesel, They lost 18% and 21% of the total volumes, stopping respectively at 29.2% and 20.7% of their quota per month. LPG is growing slightly, in fact it is a 1.3% increase and the share goes up to 9.7%. On the other hand, methane is harmful, for the umpteenth time, which scores a tragic -62%.
The entire car market is down for all users: in fact, they recorded a decrease in line with the total market i SpecialCar registrations fell 41% to a market share of 7.7%. Long-term rental scores -1.7%, and still earns 3 points. Short-term rental is slightly better than the overall market condition, with a decrease of 13.6% and a marginal increase in share to 6.8%. Finally, direction the society It decreased by 12.4%.
Industry expert opinion
The hoped-for effects of the car’s incentives were not so, on the contrary, the success was modest to say the least, as June car registrations were still a failure compared to 2021, at -15%. And as we saw at the beginning, even the whole semester didn’t see good numbers, quite the opposite.
The Promotor Study Center He spoke of “a truly catastrophic level and in line with those recorded at the end of the sixties”. The impact of car bonuses in 2022 was almost insignificant, and the reasons are found in various factors:
- cars with combustion engines and CO2 emissions from 61 to 135 grams per kilometer, Already on June 13th they no longer have any money available (They are still my favourite.) There are 80,000 reservations on the platform in total, most of which refer to vehicles not ready for delivery, and we hope they will be available in the coming months, given the overall slowdown in production due to a lack of chips and raw materials. Materials;
- Not everything, also important is the fact that incentives for zero-emission cars (electric) and hybridThe number of requests was much lower than expected. For the 0-20 g/km range, 209 million were allocated and only 13.1% were used;
- Cars with carbon dioxide emissions 21 to 60 grams per kilometer Instead, they have a fund of €213,750,000 (natural persons), which is used at 6.5%, and €11,250,000 for legal persons, of which only 0.7% is requested.
Gian Primo Quagliano, President of Centro Studi Promotor announced: “The immediate intervention by the government is desirable to amend the decree issued on April 6 which includes an insufficient allocation of subsidies for cars with CO2 emissions from 61 to 135 grams per kilometer and a heavy allocation of cars with emissions from 0 to 60 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer.”
United nations He asserts: “The opening of the platform for booking incentives, on May 25, did not generate a real turnaround, nor was it possible in such a short time, by working exclusively on spot delivery, a tiny fraction of the market. Moreover, the disappointing market performance The hopes for electric cars are clear evidence, as we have pointed out for some time, of the need for Include legal entities among the beneficiaries of the incentives.
Michele Creasy adds to UNRAE: “Bodies, corporations and rentals account for 52% of the vehicle market with components, and are currently excluded from contributions for purely budgetary reasons. especially, Long-term leasing companies should be included, Which in turn serves not only businesses, but consumers as well: a share, the latter, which has increased in recent years, until this unjustified distinction with respect to other methods of acquisition occurred. ”
In the end Palo Scuderi from ANFIA He states: “Also in June, the car market confirmed a double-digit decline (-15%). Purchase incentives for low-emission cars and 61-135 g/km of CO2 range have already been exhausted. Meanwhile, progress is being made in Determining future environmental targets at the European level In fact, last June 28, the position expressed by the European Council for Environment, Climate and Energy on the approval of the “Fit for 55” package largely confirmed the ban on endothermic engines from 2035, although Although the legislative process has not yet been definitively concluded.With a view to a technology-neutral approach, which Anfia has always supported, the window remains open for alternative technologies such as hydrogen, synthetic fuels and new hybrid solutions.In addition, in 2026, the commission will have to verify The state of adoption of electric mobility in Europe, both with regard to any social impacts and the proliferation of charging infrastructures.”