Italian Autogas market keeps growing with 95,000 OEM registrations

New Autogas statistics were released for the Italian market, which show that the first 9 months of 2017 have registered 95,000 OEM registrations (+25,7% compared to the same period of 2016) and new 54,200 conversions, for a total increment of 9%.

OEM share, among vehicle new registrations, has rapidly grown, mainly due to the large amount of different models the market offers: today there are more than 53 different models of Autogas vehicles, proposed in more than 180 different assets.

The figures also report that the country has a fleet of more than 2,200,000 Autogas vehicles and a refuelling infrastructure of over 4,000 refuelling stations.

Since the late 1990’s Autogas market in Italy has always been characterised by significant numbers in terms of yearly new registrations, mainly represented by aftermarket conversions. In 2008 OEM rapidly increased up to 20%: the incentive policies put in place from 2006 to 2009, for the purchase of new OEM LPG-powered vehicles, attracted the attention of consumers and car manufacturers as a consequence, that began offering a steadily increasing variety of models.

One of the biggest drivers of Autogas market development and current encouraging scenario in Italy has been the spread of LPG distribution infrastructure: in 2000 the number of refuelling stations over the country was 1,949, while 17 years later this figure has doubled. For more information, please check this link.

28 February 2018