State incentives for the purchase of Euro 6 cars will start from August 1, an important novelty that could not only give oxygen to the automotive industry, but also help to upgrade a national car park that is not in excellent health.

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According to the processing of Facile.it, carried out on data from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport updated to 31 December 2019, 3,327,113 Euro 0 cars are still registered in the Motorization registers, 8.4% of the total number of cars of the private individuals in circulation. The picture does not improve if the analysis is extended up to Euro 3: in total, private cars Euro 0-1-2-3 present in the National Motor Vehicles Archive are approximately 13.4 million. If it is true that among these there may be vehicles no longer in circulation, it is worrying to know that 34% of the cars potentially on the street are 15 years of age or older, considering that Euro 3 cars went out of production in 2005 and Euro 0 cars even in 1992 .

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In absolute terms, the black jersey of the auto-rubbers belongs to Campania, which alone has more than 503,000 Euro 0 private cars still registered, about one sixth of the Italian total. Sicily follows, with almost 429,000 cars in this category, and Lombardy, with just over 383,000 Euro 0. Looking at the data on a percentage basis, Campania is confirmed in first place: 14% of the cars in circulation are Euro 0, while in second place is Calabria, with 13.7; Sicily slips to third place, with 12.6.

Same regions, but different positions, if you broaden the analysis and count not only Euro 0 cars, but also Euro 1-2-3 cars. In this case Calabria to conquer the first position of the ranking: almost 1 vehicle out of 2 (48.3%) less than Euro 4. In second place is Sicily (47.9), while on the lowest step of the podium c Campania (46.7). Moving the analysis to the provincial level, the area of ​​Naples emerges, where 15.77% of the circulating car park Euro 0. Second and third place for two Calabrian provinces: Reggio Calabria (15.32%) and Vibo Valentia (15, 25). Lower value, but always higher than the national average, for the province of Rome, where 8.63% Euro 0. While in the province of Milan the percentage drops to 6.60%.

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Cars that are 15 or older behind themin addition to being more polluting and consuming more than the current Euro 6, they are also less safe and require higher costs not only on maintenance, but also on the car RC. Facile.it compared the premium required to insure a 1,200 cc displacement city car, Euro 3 registered in 2005 with that needed to insure the same car model, in its most recent version, Euro 6 and registered in 2020. According to the simulations of Facile.it, the best rate available online to insure the old car up to 156% higher than that necessary to protect the new vehicle.

With such a large number of very old cars It is foreseeable that many Italians will take advantage of the new state incentives provided for those who buy a Euro 6. To obtain the maximum bonus, which taking into account all national concessions, in some cases it can go up to 10,000 euros, it is necessary to scrap a Euro 3 vehicle. or less.

July 29, 2020 (change July 29, 2020 | 11:30 am)

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