Renault's Twizy quadricycle is the best-selling electric vehicle in Italy in 2012
According to the data CEI-CIVES in Italy they circulate approximately 53,000 electric vehicles of these categories: 3,100 car electric; 8,700 vans electrical; 950 bus electrical; 5,400 quadricycles electrical; 35,000 motorcycles electrical. (CIVES is the Italian section of AVERE - European Association for battery and Fuel Electric Vehicles - created in 1978 on the initiative of the EEC to study and promote the spread of electric vehicles for road use).
The best-selling vehicles in 2012. According to ANCMA (National Association of Cycle Motorcycle Accessories) data, the best-selling model this year is undoubtedly the quadricycle Twizy from Renault with over 1,400 units sold in the first 8 months of 2012, followed by Birò Estrima with 261 units sold.
+ 16% sales of electric scooters and motorcycles. In the first quarter of 2012, sales of electric two-wheeled vehicles saw an increase of 16% compared to the same period of the previous year; in absolute terms, this is about 70 more vehicles, from 443 units in the January / June 2011 semester to 514 in the same period this season (data from Motodealer news).
According to the very recent research presented in September 2012 by Interactive Research the desire of Italians to have an electric car has grown by almost 10% in the last year (73.2% of the sample) with strong appreciation for its values. According to 3rd Deloitte observatory of the electric car Italians still prefer the traditional car for comfort, aesthetics and performance, but electric vehicles appreciate the ease of driving, the superior attention to quality and the strong technological and design evolution. It also emerges that very often the prejudices related to electric transport are dissipated by a simple test drive.