And in Italy the electric vehicle market is booming and this was evident last month. On the other hand, overall vehicle sales in Italy fell by 5.9% to 155,528 units. A total of 13,654 hybrid and electric cars were sold, with pure electric vehicles reaching 1,943 units.
The Italian government has given incentives of up to 6,000 euros to replace old cars with new low-emission pollutants. However, and given that the “eco-bonus” and the stricter emission limits will last in the coming months, we will see a more general increase in sales of zero-pollutant cars.
Renault’s Zoe was the most popular electric model followed by the recently electric version of the Peugeot e-208. Diesel demand fell by 23%, while the share of petrol increased to 46.5% from 45.1% where was in the January 2018.
The market share of liquefied petroleum gas cars fell to 6.2% from 7.3%. Sales of compressed natural gas vehicles increased by 136% to 4,114 vehicles and recorded a market share of 2.6% from 1%.