EY analysis, 45% Italians ready to purchase an electric vehicle

Against a 66% share of electric vehicles that will be launched on the Italian market by 2026, only 18% will be produced on the national territory

45% of respondents in Italy intend to buy a electric vehicle. Against a 66% share of electric vehicles that will be launched on the Italian market by 2026, only 18% will be produced on the national territory. These are the results of the new Ey Ev (Electric Vehicle) Country Readiness Index analysis which classifies the 14 main automotive markets in the world in the field of electric mobility by analyzing three main drivers: market supply, consumer demand and the regulations in force in the countries examined.

China, Norway and Sweden on the podium of the leading countries in electric mobility

The recent data collected in the first half of the year confirm the trends that emerged in the previous Ey survey. In particular, the China maintains the first position as regards the progress made in terms of electric vehicles where, both at a manufacturing and infrastructural level, it firmly consolidates its leadership also supported by an internal market in which over 51% of the consumers interviewed intend to buy an electric vehicle as the next car .

In second position is Norway, which has always been a pioneer in the field of e-mobility with a mature system in terms of infrastructures and the market which, however, suffers from an underdeveloped manufacturing sector in the country. Followed by Sweden, Germany and the United Kingdom where, especially in the latter two countries, there is a significant commitment to bridge the infrastructural but also manufacturing gap, driven by the investments of the most important OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) with, for example, over 10 plants. for the production of batteries on site.

L’Italy occupies 12th place in the ranking, followed basically by Japan, Canada and India in last position. There are several factors still under development that separate Italy from the leading countries in the sector where there is an industrial supply chain already in an advanced stage of conversion to electricity as well as a solid system of infrastructures and the market.

For Giovanni Passalacqua, Partner and Automotive Consulting Leader of Ey in Italy, “the Ey survey photographs a country which, despite the challenges it is facing, supports the development of e-mobility thanks to a series of initiatives recently undertaken and can count on the commitment of the entire sector in responding to consumer needs. According to our survey, the difficulty associated with charging an electric vehicle affects purchase only for 24% of Italians. A figure that is lower than in other countries . However, expensive energy and inflationary pressure could slow down the development of the market. To support and accelerate the development of the sector in the medium to long term, regulatory simplification will be essential, as well as converging public investment incentives and interventions with industrial initiatives. existing and future in the area “.