The fleet – Effect of coronavirus, in 2020 a car in five will be over 18 years of age

Between the hopes the responses in a gradual recovery, and the final drama of the first four months of the year, it is now clear that 2020 will be an ‘annus horribilis’ for the car industry. Because of the impact of the lockdown, that between march and April saw a collapse in the middle of the market of 80%, it is estimated that new registrations may fall below the 1.6 million of the 2013 ruling, as well, it’s the worst season from the beginning of the century. The economic consequences of the coronavirus, however, does not impact only on the accounts, but also on the environment. Being likely that there will be many to postpone the purchase of a car, the Italia you will find – according to the Aci – with a fleet further aged. And we, already now, one of the most ancient in Europe, with an average age of 11 years and five months.

20% over 18. To be precise, according to the estimates of the public entity, at the end of the year, a car about five will have more than 18 years of age, or belong to classes of pollution less virtuous: Euro 0, 1 or 2. You will aggravate a situation already critical, especially in the South, where almost half of the working capital (44,5%) does not go beyond the € 3 (compared to a national average of 32.5%). Those who postpone the purchase of the car could do it out of necessity (lack of money), or opportunities, in the expectation of theprovision of incentives by the government. The current economic cycle, according to the Aci, will curb the spread of the car, green, electric, hybrid and, because of the high price, despite the presence of subsidies, however, just refinanced by the recent decree of the relaunch.

Country with a high density in the automotive industry. From the rich database of the Italian Automobile Club, and in the present case by the numbers processed and collected in the Statistical Yearbook, 2020, and in“self-Portrait, 2019”,emerges once more as the automotive industry is crucial for our Country. In Italy, the ratio of cars to population ratio is equal to 655 cars per 1000 inhabitants, while, taking into consideration all the vehicles, the figure rises to 868 per thousand population.

The money that is moved. We want to put it in economic terms? In 2019, the italians have spent on the car to 155 billion euro (in line with the previous year, and prices are virtually constant), mainly in the purchase (49 billion), then maintenance: fuel (39 billion) and maintenance (26 billion). The figures seen in the growth in the contribution to the induced: expenses related to tires, maintenance, parking and tolls, while include a slight decrease in the budget invested in the purchase and awards the RCA. And it must not be forgotten in the overall impact of transport on four wheels, the component of the tax: in 2019, with 65 billion euros in all, of which about 8.5 resulting from the Vat, and 6.7 from the stamp. Numbers that make you think about the collective consequences of a failure to recovery in the sector.

Source: Quattroruote.en – Edited by Anthon K.