Major Developments in 2022
During 2022 several incentives and legislations have been introduced to increase the uptake of alternative fuels vehicles and charging infrastructure in Italy. Regarding the incentives to purchase low emission vehicles, the ECOBONUS incentive has been renewed through the Ministerial Decree (DCPM 17/2022). This has allocated new funds for the reconversion of the automotive industry in the measure of €700 million for 2022 and €1 billion from 2023 to 2030. Most of these funds will be targeted towards financing “green” vehicles and therefore electric vehicles. For the purchase of charging infrastructures of standard power not accessible to the public, the Budget Law 2022 has extended the ECOBONUS incentives until 2025.
Alongside reporting a detailed analysis of technologies, regulations, and current car market, the “Smart Mobility Report,” published by the Italian Polytechnic Institute in Milan in October 2022 , presents forecasts from three automotive market scenarios that can be summarized as follows:
- “Business-As-Usual” scenario: this scenario foresees an adoption of almost 3.9 million of electric vehicles by 2030.
- “Policy Driven” scenario: in this scenario, the number of electric vehicles is foreseen to reach 6 million by 2030.
- “Full Decarbonization” scenario: in this scenario, the number of electric vehicles is foreseen to reach about 8.2 million by 2030.
It should be noted that, the value foreseen by the “Policy Driven” scenario in 2030 is equal to that envisaged by the Integrated Energy and Climate National Plan.