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EV Sales Surge In Italy As August Marks Start Of New Incentives

September 15th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

Italy's car market is back in full swing after a horrible Spring and a progressive recovery from early Summer. Official August market figures are out and offer a very upbeat picture. A market improvement was broadly anticipated, as this month marks the introduction of new incentives aimed at electric mobility and low emission ICE vehicles. What remained to be seen was which powertrains would benefit the most from the new policy


July EV Sales Rise In Italy As New Incentives Loom

August 27th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

Summer continues with a strong growth trend for the Italian EV market. With the broader car industry now in recovery mode as the coronavirus pandemic falls under control, and ahead of enhanced EV incentives recently passed by Italy's government, July monthly car sales figures paint a well known picture of steady growth for electric mobility


Italy’s BEV Sales Doubled In First Half Of 2020 — The Only Way Is Up

July 17th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

Italy's EV market is finally getting hot. Following months of unprecedented growth and despite an incredibly adverse time in history, electric mobility has now reached the halfway point of this infamous year with outstanding figures, doubling sales from 2019. And the most important aspect is, we haven't seen anything yet


Italy’s BEV Market Up 53% As Tesla Model 3 Leads June Sales

July 7th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

Electric car sales are keeping their strong momentum in Italy. As the nation's car market recovers from the coronavirus collapse of previous months, overall volumes are returning to healthy levels amidst strong signs of a new reality in the industry. June figures show consolidating trends of change that will likely lead to electric surprises in the second half of the year


55% Growth In Italy’s Electric Vehicle Market Year Over Year

June 12th, 2020 | by Carlo Ombello

The worst is over for global car sales, following the coronavirus black swan that has put an indelible mark on 2020. With every nation slowly enacting new phases of reopening, the car industry can breath a sigh of relief, as car sales everywhere pick up momentum after an awful few weeks at near-zero. Fast in bouncing back is Italy's market, which - although still about 50% down year-on-year - is way up from the April lows that saw it crater by 97.5% from the same month last year. So does this mean we're back to business as usual? Not quite


Compliance Cars In USA — But Not In Europe

September 30th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

How often have you heard the complaint that all the electric cars on the market aside from Teslas are only compliance cars and that the carmakers have no intention to make enough of them to sell the cars in high numbers


The Electric Vehicles of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show — Searching The Exhibition Floor (#CleanTechnica Photos)

March 28th, 2018 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

The 88th Geneva International Motor Show, also known as "Salon International de l’Auto et Accessoires," has closed its doors. It is the show of the premieres. Through the years, many cars are shown for the first time to the public at this show. Probably because Switzerland does not have its own car industry, it is neutral ground between the shows of Frankfurt and Paris



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