Petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 37.8 % in 2020 in Italy, according to ACEA. This is 14.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Italy reached an all time high of 94.3 % in 1991 and an all time low of 31.9 % in 2017. When compared to Italy's main peers, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Austria amounted to 43.3 %, 46.9 % in France, 60.1 % in Slovenia and 50.0 % in Switzerland in 2020.
Italy has been ranked 26th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 8 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
A petrol engine (known as a gasoline engine in North America) is an internal combustion engine with spark ignition, designed to run on petrol and similar volatile fuels.