Federmotorizzazione, car market with the “handbrake” of pure electrics (under 4%)

Federmotorizzazione car market with the handbrake of pure electrics under

(Finance) – In the first three months of the year, it notes Federmotorizzazione Confcommercio432,000 cars were registered (+5.7% compared to the same period in 2023), with a slowdown, however, in March after nineteen positive monthly results. Enrollments from the car electrical and hybrids “on tap”: in the first quarter of the year there were 35,568 with an overall share of 8.2%, dragged down by the heaviest decline in pure electric ones which fell below the 4% share (standing at 3, 8%).
In short, the market continues not to reward rechargeable electric vehicles. The data also emerges from the trend of ecoincentives: the request for contributions reserved for electric cars remains limited, while those for less polluting endothermic cars sold out in a few weeks. The reasons for this choice by consumers do not change: from the price, higher than traditional endothermic cars, to the uncertainties linked to a technology (batteries) that is still considered not to be optimal, to the poor charging infrastructure in our country. The wait for the new ones ecobonusfinally, announced by the Government and expected in May, causes a postponement of purchases.

“The car – he notes Simonpaolo Good gardenpresident of Federmotorizzazione Confcommercio – has always been considered a tool at the service of the user, but the electric car has changed the paradigm, de facto feeling like the user is at the service of the car. In fact, on long journeys, it is necessary to plan the journey by organizing the necessary stops for charging which, in addition to being a constraint, lengthens the journey time itself. The car, since its origin, has been the symbol of freedom of movement, the electric one greatly limits this freedom”. “We must find – continues Buongiardino – an Italian way to transition towards decarbonisation. Putting aside ideologies that have no hold here and exploiting other technologies starting from the next cars Euro 7whose protocols have recently been simplified, and the new fuels that eliminate the carbon footprint, while still using vehicles endothermic”.

“We hope – concludes the president of Federmotorizzazione Confcommercio – that the Government will allocate greater funds for the latest generation hybrid and endothermic cars so as to be able to renew a old car park and at the same time improve air quality: focusing on electric is delaying the renewal process of circulating. We are starting to talk about incentives for scrapping even in the absence of purchase or replacement with a less polluting used car. Furthermore, the wind is changing: even Germany, which has also been decisive in Europe in the choice of electric vehicles and which has allocated generous contributions to users to encourage the purchase of electric cars, has already decided to end these incentives and other Countries are making similar choices.”

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