– End of incentives and microchip crisis bury the car market– In August, registrations registered a new one drastic decline by 27.3% (64,689 units) after the reduction in July (.19.4%). However, the balance for the first eight months remains positive. Overall, 1,060,182 cars were registered, 30.9% more than the 809,978 sold in the corresponding period of 2020.
Stellantis registered 21,636 vehicles in August, 36.3% less than the 33,961 sold in the same month last year. In the eight months, registrations totaled 412,580, 31.3% more than the 314,329 registered in the corresponding period of 2020.
Industry experts indicate bleak prospects: according to UNRAE (National Union of Foreign Motor Vehicles), the situation of the car market in the coming months “can only worsen given the rapid exhaustion of the eco.bonus, with which the complementary funds allocated to finance the extra.bonus also remain unusable.
For Federauto, the Federation of car dealers, the sharp decline in August demonstrates the enormous difficulties that the sector is experiencing, mainly due to the shortage of electronic components– Furthermore, the funds will not be able to cover purchases until December 31st, re.proposing the problem of stop and go measures and the inevitable regressive effects on the market.
The Promotor Study Center speaks of “a perfect storm” produced byrun out of the budget for the eco.bonus, the usability of the extra bonus and the lack of microchips. The situation of the car market appears “decidedly worse than that of the Italian economic context” and “the recovery in 2021 for the car is decidedly slower”. “The mess on the incentives for electric cars and the surrounding area – points out Promotor – risks compromising the work done to overcome people’s resistance to the ecological transition”
Faced with this situation, Unrae asks for the immediate refinancing of the Ecobonus for the 0.20 and 21.60 g / Km CO2 bands through any regulatory vehicle available in a short time, or, in an emergency, with a partial transfer to the Ecobonus of the resources still in the Extrabonus.
The Promotor Study Center considers it essential to immediately refinance the eco.bonuses for green cars and the incentives for cars from 61 to 135 gr / km of CO2 and then use the 2022 Budget Law to create the conditions for a car policy which gives a concrete perspective to the transition to the electric car.
Federauto argues that it is necessary to find a quick solution to refinance the Ecobonus fund, as well as to continue with incentive policies aimed at renewing the fleet in circulation older and more polluting car in a medium.long time horizon and review the 180.day deadline to complete ongoing bookings, together with a substantial reform of car taxation.