Market share of electric cars in Italy 2010-2019

The market share of electric cars registered in Italy experienced a positive trend over recent years, passing from 0.01 percent in 2010, to 0.26 percent in 2018. Within this time frame, the number of electric cars sold in Italy went from just 78 units in 2010 to 4,996 units in 2018. Between 2018 and 2019, the market share doubled, peaking at 0.6 percent.

Recharging matters

Although Italians seemed to be interested in electric cars, the charging network was still a major pain point impeding their widespread adoption. 60.5 percent of the respondents of a survey reported that one of the main weaknesses of electric cars was the difficulty of finding a charging station.

Other barriers

According to a recent survey, respondents stated that other barriers against choosing an electric car were related to their costs and performance.

Market share of electric cars in Italy from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020



Survey time period

2010 to 2019

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