Tomorrow, Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, the analysis and proposals of the e-Mobility Revolution study will be presented at the Forum The European House – Ambrosetti. The study was carried out in collaboration with Enel and its results were disclosed today at a press conference
¿ Electric mobility as an industrial opportunity for the country: the extended e-mobility industry includes around 160,000 companies and employs 823,000 people in Italy, with up to 300 billion euros in revenues expected by 2030.
Cernobbio, September 2nd, 2017 - Electric mobility is a growth opportunity for Italy. To better understand the dynamics of this revolution and the opportunities it can create in industry and employment, The European House - Ambrosetti, in collaboration with Enel, conducted a study designed to be a tool for the private sector and public administration.
The conclusions of the study were revealed today at the Forum Ambrosetti in a press conference attended by Maria Chiara Carrozza, member of the III Commission “Foreign and Community Affairs Committee” of the Chamber of Deputies, Valerio De Molli, Managing Partner of The European House - Ambrosetti, Francesco Starace, Enel’s Chief Executive Officer, Francesco Venturini, Director of Global e-Solutions at Enel, and the Chairman of Enel, Patrizia Grieco.
The study which will be presented tomorrow, the closing day of the Forum Ambrosetti – found that between 2005 and 2016 the number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars grew at an average annual rate of 94% in terms of the overall fleet (exceeding 2 million units in 2016) and 72% in terms of new registrations. China dominates world electric mobility in absolute terms, with almost 649,000 electric vehicles circulating in 2016, while Norway is the best performer in terms of electric vehicle penetration, with a market share of total cars in circulation of 5.11%.
Italy is also involved in the “e-Mobility Revolution”: although the road towards the country's electricity transition is still very long, the number of electric car registrations increased at a compound average annual rate of 41% between 2005 and 2016. Significant growth was also registered in the size of the overall fleet of electric cars, with 9,820 vehicles circulating in 2016 (+60% over the previous year).
To guide the country's transition to e-Mobility, it is important to understand Italy’s starting point. That is why The European House Ambrosetti has developed an innovative monitoring tool, the Electric Transport Index (ITE), which can be used to measure the relative performance of the 20 Italian regions (ITER) and 14 Italian metropolitan cities (ITEM) in the electric mobility field.
Among Italian regions, Tuscany ranks first with a score of 6.5 out of a maximum of 10, followed by Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. In the ranking of the metropolitan cities, Florence sits at the top with an overall score of 8.1, followed by Milan (6.4) and Rome (6.0 points). All the territories of southern Italy, with the exception of Puglia, are at the bottom of the rankings, thus underscoring the broad potential for the development of e-Mobility in these areas.
Electrification of transport systems is an important opportunity for the industry and for the modernisation of the country. To gauge the potential impact of e-Mobility on industry, for the first time in Italy the European House - Ambrosetti has mapped the extended value chain of e-Mobility, providing a basis for understanding the various manufacturing and service activities that are activated by the electric transport industry. The employment numbers are noteworthy, with around 160,000 companies and 823,000 people involved.
In addition, a number of growth scenarios for electric cars and charging infrastructure were developed. Considering the electric car market alone and the revenues that can be generated at each stage of the value chain (vehicles, charging infrastructure, ICT services, recycling and second life), it was estimated that, in the various growth scenarios, the market could generate total cumulative revenues of between 24 and 100 billion euros by 2025 and between 68 and 303 billion euros by 2030.
To successfully harness the e-Mobility Revolution, Italy must first develop a medium/long-term vision, as other major countries have done, and adopt national policies to support demand, the industry (first and foremost encouraging research) and the charging infrastructure.
The analysis and proposals of The European House - Ambrosetti collected in the “e-Mobility Revolution” study will be presented on September 3rd at the 43rd edition of the Villa d'Este Forum in Cernobbio by the spokesperson of the initiative, Maria Chiara Carrozza, member of the III Commission “Foreign and Community Affairs Committee” of the Chamber of Deputies and Full Professor of Industrial Bioengineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa.
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