The month of May 2022 was still negative for the Italian car market, with a decrease of 15.1% compared to the same period of 2021. A result, however, is better than that of April 2022, when there was a collapse of 33%. According to UNRAE, this slight improvement is due to the entry into force of the incentives on the last days of the month. But to understand how effectively the new Ecobonus will affect the market trend in Italy, we will have to wait for the results of the next few months.
Electrified cars were also affected by this negative trend in May. Only the hybrid HEV models recorded slight growth in terms of volume (+ 1.8%). Significant decline of 13.2% for electric BEVs. Satisfactorily do the Plug-in PHEV models that limit losses to 3.5% compared to May 2021.
But what were the best-selling electric cars in May 2022?
The new Fiat 500 is confirmed as the best-selling electric car in Italy, with 749 registrations. Therefore, the success of this model continues, which in April 2022 was the best-selling, again among the electric, also in Europe. In second place in the Italian ranking of May, we find the Smart ForTwo. The third, however, is the Peugeot e-208 electric car. Fourth place for the Renault Twingo E-Tech Electric, and the fifth place is for the Dacia Spring.
The prominent absence from this ranking is Tesla. As we know, the American manufacturer's electric deliveries are not linear. Overall, 4,489 electric power units were registered in May 2022, equal to a market share of 3.7%.
Remember that the HEV hybrid models' ranking also includes the Mild Hybrids. In the first place, as every month, the Fiat Panda, which has 10,705 registrations, stands out from the Lancia Ypsilon, which stops at 3,708 units. The third place on the podium for the Fiat 500. Fourth and fifth place for the Toyota Yaris Cross and Toyota Yaris. In the month of May 2022, 41,127 hybrid cars were registered, equal to a market share of 33.5%.
Arriving at the Plug-ins, we find the Jeep Compass and the Jeep Renegade in the first two places. The third step of the podium for the BMW X1, a model of which the new generation was presented just a few days ago. Fourth place for Lynk & CO 01. In May 2022, 7,476 PHEV models were registered in Italy, equal to a market share of 6.1%.