the automotive sectorBoth nationally and internationally, it is going through a very special moment, due to various factors that negatively affect the market.
In Italy, in particular, a deep market crisis must be faced: according to his research Promoter Studies CentreIn 2023, new car registrations in our country will reach 1,500,000 units, registering a decrease of 21.7% compared to the levels reached before the Covid-19 pandemic.
To improve the handling of the issue with decrease in recordingsIn a historical period characterized by accelerating inflation, the most effective weapon remains that of government incentives.
The government, on a fairly regular basis, distracts Bonus to encourage the purchase of new cars and rejuvenating the car fleet. According to the head of the Center for Promotion Studies, Gian Primo Quagliano, incentives that can be booked as early as January 10, 2023 are not enough to solve the problem, like those adopted over the past year.
The car market in Italy: new incentives needed
“We are facing a real emergency – announced the head of Centro Studi Promotor Gian Primo Quagliano – This is also due to the fact that the incentives to buy electric cars or cars with very low CO2 emissions envisaged last year have remained largely unused because they do not respond to the needs of the public. This emergency is certainly worrisome because it concerns a sector whose value, together with its associated industries, is 12% of Italian GDP.
about the government incentivesQuagliano thought that allocating rewardsAs happened last year, “it is likely to remain largely unused due to limitations on the type of people who can use it and the type of vehicle that can be purchased with the incentive. To make incentives effective, these limitations must be removed and it is envisaged that the incentive can be requested by any subject and for any Low impact car.
Centro Studi Promotor reported, through a press release, that motors rate of Italy, by the ratio between population and circulation, is one of the highest in the world. In 2021 there were 62.2 cars per 100 inhabitants, compared to 58.4 in Germany, 57.3 in France and 53.5 in Spain. The average is also higher than that of all EU countries, at 56.7 cars per 100 inhabitants.
The vehicle fleet in circulation: a sad record for Italy
These data make us think about the need to adopt increasingly effective measures to renew and reduce the car fleet. The presence of many cars also provides material for reflection on the quality of public transport, and in some cases does not induce citizens to prefer it over private transport.
It is clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has also affected the global number of cars on the road: in a period marked by severe restrictions, the possibility of using Public transportcausing many people to use their car.
L’The average age of Italian cars It has risen a lot in the past three decades: if in 2007 it was 7 years and 6 months, in 2021 it is 12 years and 2 months. Also in this case, other European countries boast better figures than Italy: in Germany the average age of the vehicle fleet is 10 years 1 month, in France 10 years 5 months and in the UK just over 10 years.
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