In Europe, Italy currently has the lowest acceptance rate for electric vehicles. In order to promote e-mobility, the Italian government recently introduced new subsidies. However, are there enough funds to achieve the ambitious goals? Massimo Sabbioneda, Head of Alpiq E-Mobility in Italy is convinced: "Electric vehicles will not expand on a nationwide basis unless the number of charging stations with roaming increases strongly and the price for the electric vehicles is dropping."
While the European electric vehicle market is booming at a three digit growth rate in some countries, in Italy only 4,948 fully electric vehicles were put on the road in 2018 whilst a total of 2 million cars were sold. With a market share of 0.27 % for electric vehicles, Italy lags far behind in the European comparison. To promote e-mobility, the Italian government intends to bring 1 million battery-operated cars to the market by the year 2022. To create incentives and support the sale of electric vehicles, the government is offering subsidies up to € 6,000.