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February 2022, sales figures for electric and plug-in hybrid cars in Italy

Waiting for the incentives, declining numbers for the entire car sector in Italy, including electric cars; sales of plug-in hybrids and LPG vehicles on the rise.

Another, predictable decline in the Italian car market. According to figures released by Unrae (National Union of Foreign Car Representatives), registered cars are just a little bit over 112,000, compared to the over 144,000 cars registered twelve months ago. However, figures are better compared to those in January 2022, when registered plates did not even reach 110,000. The distribution of power supplies follows the trends in recent months: sales of diesel cars are always decreasing (less than half compared to two years ago, almost 12% less); mild hybrid cars, instead, take the place of the standard “petrol” cars of the past years. Plug-ins are growing, also thanks to the increased offering, while electric cars stop their growth, also due to rumoured forthcoming purchase incentives – expected to boost sales – that should be launched soon.

Sales of electric cars in Italy in February 2022

The Fiat 500e regained the first place among best sellers, before the Smart Fortwo; the Tesla Model Y is in third place. The ranking from fourth position down has changed a lot, with the Volkswagen ID.3 now in fourth place, Renault Zoe in fifth and Audi Q4 in sixth. The Leaf closes at number ten.

Comparison of electric car sales from 2015 to 2022

Sales of plug-in hybrid cars in Italy in February 2022

Sales figures for the Jeep Compass and Renegade are still very high, the Volvo XC40 is also performing very well, and it is now third among the best-selling in February. Peugeot 3008 and BMW X1 follow, while MG EHS is now in the ninth place.

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