The electric Fiat 500 was the best-selling electric car in Italy in 2022.
2022 was a year to forget for the Italian car market. Registrations have plummeted, one step away from the data of 2013.
2022 was a year to forget for the Italian car market. Registrations have plummeted, one step away from touching the minimum values recorded in 2013. The electric car segment has also lost some positions: registered battery-powered cars have dropped compared to a year ago.
The numbers are still very low, especially if you compare them with other northern European markets. In Italy, electric cars occupy a market share of 3.7%. Not much, but what makes this figure even more disheartening is the direct comparison with last year, when BEVs occupied 4.6% of the market. Just under 50 thousand new registrations against 67 thousand and more in 2021. A drop of 26.6%.
Plug-in hybrids are doing a little better, which in any case stop at 5.1% of the total of new registrations (a year ago it was 4.7%). Even better are the so-called HEVs , a segment that brings together Full Hybrids and Mild Hybrids (such as the Toyota Yaris, to understand each other) and which overall represents 34.1% of the Italian market.
The best-selling electric car in Italy during 2022 was the electric 500, with 6,285 units. Followed by the Smart Fortwo (4,545) and the Tesla Model Y (4,276). As far as hybrids are concerned, the crown goes to the Fiat Panda (91,694), followed by the Lancia Ypsilon (35,583) and Ford Puma (27,038).