volumes in 2021 at -23.9% on 2019

The first statistic for the whole of 2021, which is that on car registrations, is unfortunately catastrophic. Last year 1,457,952 cars were registered in Italy, which is a far cry from the minimum necessary to ensure the regular replacement of our fleet (40 million cars).

The consequence of this disastrous situation is a further aging of the cars circulating on our roads with highly negative effects on both pollution and safety. Compared to 2020, registrations in 2021 recorded a growth of 5.5%, but 2020 was, as we all know, heavily marred by the pandemic and lockdowns and consequently does not apply.

The year to refer to is the one before the pandemic, that is 2019, in which the car market suffered a drop of 23.9% last year. This is the reading of the latest data on car registrations from the Promotor Study Center. What is most striking in this situation is “the decision of the institutions to totally ignore incentives for cars and light commercial vehicles in the Budget Law”. And this – underlines the Centro Studi Promotor – despite solemn commitments publicly and authoritatively undertaken.

On the question, the Hon. Gianluca Benamati, leader of the PD in the Productive Activities Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, and at the forefront, both in 2020 and in 2021, to promote solutions for the protection of motorists, the car sector and also the health and safety of threatened citizens from an increasingly old and polluting circulating park.

In 2022, in the absence of immediate and effective interventions, the Centro Studi Promotor forecast is 1,500,000 registrations. If this were the case, in the three-year period 2020-2022 4,339,708 would be registered in Italy against the minimum level of six million that would be necessary to avoid a further decay of our ancient car fleet. The factors that will lead 2022 to reach the absolutely depressed level of registrations mentioned above are the same ones that determined the disastrous results of 2021, namely: the persistence of the pandemic, the economy in recovery but with many sectors and many people. still in difficulty, the microchip crisis, the disorientation of buyers in view of an ecological transition that is announced but which does not take off, the disturbance of dealers due to the decision of many car manufacturers to want to overcome the distribution system based on dealerships.

In this context which is anything but reassuring – comments Gian Primo Quagliano, president of the Promotor Study Center – it is absolutely necessary that, as has been done in other countries, an organic transition project to electricity divided into a three-year incentive plan is launched. for the purchase with scrapping of euro 6d cars with low CO2 emissions and for the purchase, with or without scrapping, of electric cars.

This measure, which should not be stop and go but structural, should provide for an allocation of at least three billion over the three-year period, should be immediately accompanied by incentives for the development of recharging infrastructures, by an action of correct user information, by the indication of the sources of financing for the transition to electricity, from the indication of compensatory measures to neutralize the effect of the decline in employment and production linked to the ecological transition and the indication of the guidelines to follow to ensure that the electricity needs generated the new mobility is covered only with renewable sources.

In the absence, on the part of Parliament and the Government, of a correct awareness of the precariousness of the mobility situation and of the need to provide adequate measures in terms of the quality and amount of appropriations, the transition to electricity risks becoming a pious illusion, with all that goes with it.

Source: RSS DiariodelWeb.it Economia by www.diariodelweb.it.

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