Greater sensitivity to the defense of the environment combined with concerns about climate change and the possibility of entering limited traffic areas in cities are driving sales of hybrid electric cars in Italy with an increase of 33.1% since the beginning of the 2018 compared to the same period of the previous year with over 55 thousand registered vehicles equal to more than 80% of all those sold in the whole 2017.
This is what is said by an analysis of the European Union of Uecoop cooperatives on Unrae data in relation to the current climate changes, from storms to tropical rain, such as the heat wave and water bombs that are upsetting Italy and Europe.
All the major car manufacturers are investing in new technologies considering that – emphasizes Uecoop – the attention to the environment now also concerns the criteria for awarding contracts with the most recent tender specifications that in Italy almost always provide additional scores for those who, like many cooperatives, it uses means of transport with a low polluting impact.
A sensitivity highlighted by Earth Overshoot Day that every year indicates the day when man begins to overwhelm the planet, aggravating a debt with nature that is also reflected in climate change: globally, according to the Global Footprint Network, for satisfy the demand for natural resources would be 1.7 planets Earth. This is why – says Uecoop – transport technology is also changing, ever more green both in terms of consumption and that of propulsion methods.
“By 2025 half of the cars produced in the world will be electric or hybrid” was one of the latest forecasts by Sergio Marchionne announcing investments of € 9 billion for research in the field of electric mobility on the 45 available in total of the FCA multi-year plan . The hybrid technology that combines petrol or diesel with battery electric propulsion is already conquering ever higher market shares with a trend for 2018 – notes Uecoop – of 80 thousand vehicles sold, the record of the decade. Although still representing only a niche of 5.6% compared to the total of one million and 282 thousand cars registered between January and July, the hybrid electric and pure electric – concludes Uecoop – are the typologies of higher growth propulsion, chosen by over 250 thousand Italians from 2008 to today.