The difficult moment for the Italian car market 2021 continues a drop of 17.1% compared to the same period of 2019. Therefore, the parallel with the year 2019 continues as the comparison with 2020 would not make sense. In April 2020, Italy was essentially at a standstill due to the lockdown to stem the spread of the dangerous virus (only 4,295 registrations). Going into detail, 145,033 cars were registered in the month just ended, compared to almost 175,000 in two years.
In March 2021, however, there were 169,684. Looking at the first 4 months of the year, 592,181 cars were registered in Italy, with a decrease of 16.9% compared to 2019. These are worrying numbers that could worsen further given that the incentive funds for the segment of the most requested cars (61-135 g / km of CO2) they were sold out. According to UNRAEWithout a refinancing, well over 300,000 registrations could be at risk between now and the end of the year. For this, an urgent intervention by the Italian government is requested.
In the short term, however, it is urgent to refinance the incentives for cars in the 61-135 g / km of CO2 range which, so far, always with a view to sustainability, have made the most significant contribution.
For Michele Crisci, UNRAE president, the government seems to have neglected the automotive sector within the PNRR.
The Government’s PNRR seems to have neglected the car sector, one of the main markets in Europe in terms of volumes which also represents an important component of the country’s ecological transition. It is therefore important that other regulatory instruments are soon found to make Eco-bonuses structural for ‘green’ cars with emissions up to 60 g / km CO2.
STILL GOOD HYBRID, PLUG-IN AND ELECTRIC
Returning to the data on registrations, from the point of view of users, there is a slowdown in private individuals who lose 8.1% of registrations due to the exhaustion of incentives. The market share reaches 59.6%. The long-term rental, albeit in decline, instead reaches 17.5% of share. The fall in short-term rental continues, losing half of registrations compared to two years ago, even if its overall share in the month dates back to 8.8% of the total.
As for the feedings, the good time continues of hybrids, plug-ins and electric. In particular, HEVs can count on a share that reaches as much as 28.7%. PHEVs, on the other hand, have 4.3% and BEVs 3.3% of the market. Instead, continue the descents of registrations of diesel and petrol models which in April have a share of 22.8% and 31.9%. LPG reaches 6.5% and methane 2.2%.
Going to look at the numbers at Group level, Stellantis posted a drop of 20.13%. The Volkswagen Group, on the other hand, limits the damage with a drop of just 2.9%. Strongly negative result for the Renault Group which closed April with a -44.11%. The BMW Group, on the other hand, was positive with + 5.13%. Bad, however, Daimler with a -28.48%.
[Fonte dati: UNRAE]