Originally published by Opportunity: Energy.

It is another positive month for electric mobility across Europe, and that includes Italy – the continent’s fourth largest market – with the highest EV earnings in the global ICE meltdown.

The October figures released by UNRAE show a renewed picture of suffering for the Italian car market. With less than 103,000 registrations, it showed a 35% decline from last year’s sales of 159,000 units, which reached alarming levels last month. Most of these defects are due to the lack of chips being processed, but many dynamics may be involved in the game. Traditional ICE power plants have been hit by a year-on-year crisis, with the market dropping by two-thirds of the total petrol and diesel models of the month at 25.8% and 18%. Full and medium plug-in hybrids are rapidly replacing both as the default option, with a record share of 35.2%, a figure that is expected to rise to new heights with the recent collapse of power outages.

Full electric cars registered 7,134 subscribers, big picture for the start of the quarter and 7% market value, not far from the September 8% new record. That is a 146 percent increase from 2,900 units a year ago, which was a very healthy market. If this month’s results are a no-brainer, we can expect even more impressive numbers and new records as car manufacturers push to increase supply by offering not just one but two major models, including Tesla (see Statistics up to Q3 here).

Although a bit of a retreat from previous records, plug-ins have also had a good month. At 5,123 units, it reached 5% market share and a significant but still strong 40% YoY growth. It remains to be seen whether the storm has actually turned into BEVs, but a lack of chips and a combination of automotive tactical decisions may be the factors that determine the gradual disappearance of PHEVs or its rapid growth at full speed. .

The combined subscriptions of all plug-ins have reached 12%, their second-best performance to date, and may have been overtaken in the near future when they were once closed on the popular diesel trains. Which models contributed significantly at such a high level in one month? The October 10 BEV chart shows the strengthening of new trends.

For the second month in a row, Dassia Spring Eve topped the list with 1,777 subscribers, with the second best monthly performance (and also of any BEVs) coming in just 1,876 episodes in September. In the long run, the Fiat 500e ranks second with 1,060 subscribers, and this’s the cheapest spring months could be held in the coming months if it continues to deliver without interruption. The ever-present Smart ForTwo closed the forum with 621 subscribers.

In this Tesla Hungry Month, the A- and B-Class BEVs complete the ranks. Reno finished fourth and fifth, respectively, by Tingingo Z and Zoe (532 and 341, respectively). The Peugeot E-2008 followed closely with sixth place with 301 units, ranked seventh with 266 registrations ahead of the only C-Class Model Volkswagen ID 3 on the chart and could not move as fast as anywhere else. In Europe. Volkswagen E-App! It ranks eighth, ahead of the brothers Peugeot e-208 and Opel Corsa-e, which closes ninth and tenth.

As we move toward the end of this crucial year of electric mobility, the BEVs continue to make profits as the wider car market faces unbearable crises in the chip crisis. It seems to be common throughout Europe. Will the last two months of 2021 bring new electricity records or will the shortage eventually catch up with EVs? Motorists are facing difficult choices that will explain their electrical success (or failure) faster than most people realize.

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