Number of electric car registrations in Italy 2010-2018

The number of electric cars in Italy experienced a positive trend over the years, passing from 864 units in 2013, to 4,998 units registered in 2018. The same positive trend can be noticed with other alternative types of car too, such as hybrid vehicles, specifically petrol-electric and diesel-electric vehicles.

Conditions for considering an electric car

Recent climate change and environmental debates have an impact on the way we think about cars, and although electric cars are not a perfect solution, a 2018 survey asked Italians what could compel them to buy an electric car in the future. The results of the survey highlighted several key conditions that could convince Italians to consider an electric car. About 33 percent answered that the charging would have to be cheap, and 29 percent answered that tax incentives would be motivating. Another point in favor of electric cars could be the possibility of recharging vehicles at home.

Perceived disadvantages of electric cars

Although electric cars may be seen as a part of a possible solution for combating air pollution, Italians reported some concerns against electric cars in a survey. Some of the mentioned disadvantages of electric cars concerned possible difficulties in finding a recharging point (60.5 percent) and the fear of running out of power (57.5 percent). Only 11.3 percent of the respondents stated that electric cars do not have any disadvantages.

Annual number of electric car registrations in Italy from 2010 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2010 to 2018

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