Throughout 2023, a series of announcements and launches of electric vehicles were made that go beyond the mainstream trend in the Italian market.
This southern country has always stood out in the automotive production sector.
Even renowned brands such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Maserati have made Italy globally recognized for the designs of their vehicles.
In recent years, with the electric mobility revolution, the country strives to occupy top positions in the sales ranking and establish itself with new unconventional electric models.
The truth is that, within Europe, the competition is fierce.
The Scandinavian countries play in their own league. For example, Norway has 11,197 electric vehicles per 100,000 inhabitants.
In contrast, Italy only reaches 238 units per 100,000 people.
With the aim of boosting sales more and evolving in the industry, national companies are innovating.
Below, Mobility Portal Europe shares a list of unconventional EVs manufactured in Italy that were launched during this year.
B95 Barnetta by Pininfarina
The car design company Pininfarina has unveiled its new creation, which will have exclusive distribution.
The company revealed its new B95 Barnetta.
It is an electric supercar that exceeds 300 kilometers per hour and does not have a windshield.
The release of this model is scheduled for 2025, and only ten units will be manufactured.
Each unit, with an approximate price of 4.4 million euros, will be customized according to the buyer’s preferences.
It’s worth mentioning that Pininfarina, founded in 1930 and based in Turin, has been involved in shaping the style of various internationally significant companies such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Fiat.
EVIG by Clean Motion
The company Clean Motion, founded in Sweden in 2010, premiered a new vehicle three months ago in Milan through the Italian distributor Xraam.
It’s the EVIG, a new sustainable option for delivery or cargo transport in urban areas.
This model is already on sale, with prices starting from 15,600 euros, which is one-third of the cost of a conventional electric vehicle.
Its maximum speed is 60 kilometers, it can carry up to 350 kilograms, and cover distances between 100 and 200 kilometers.
Additionally, it can be recharged with solar energy, allowing a power of 570 kilowatts.
Sedan by Aehra
The Italian startup Aehra presented a new project in June targeting the premium market for sustainable mobility.
“In this segment, the public is not yet ready for Chinese or American brands. Europe remains the reference,” acknowledged Hazim Nada, CEO of the company.
Production of the Sedan will begin in 2026, and the vehicle will cost between 160,000 and 180,000 euros.
Initially, it is planned to be launched in Italy, Germany, the UK, and the United States.
By 2027, with an investment of 750 million euros, Aehra aims to produce 25,000 units.
33 Stradale by Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo launched a limited fleet sports car into the market.
It is a reversion to a vintage car from the brand, the 33 Stradale, which was on sale between 1967 and 1969.
Although its price is unknown, it is estimated to exceed one million euros.
Despite the price, all available units have already been reserved.
Regarding features, it offers two options: 100% electric or with a V6 engine.
Also, its maximum speed will be 333 kilometers per hour.
It’s worth noting that Alfa Romeo, founded in Milan in 1910, currently belongs to the international Stellantis group, which will only release 33 units of the new Stradale.
Topolino by Fiat
The renowned national company Fiat surprises with this new sustainable model called Topolino.
This EV is priced at 9,890 euros in Italy, which reduces to 7,544 euros after subsidies.
One of the features is that the car is exclusively offered in mint green and has a retro design reminiscent of the classic Fiat 500.
It has a six kilowatts motor, a maximum speed of 45 kilometers per hour, and a range of up to 75 kilometers with a 5.4 kWh battery.
Deliveries begin in the first month of 2024.
Ypsilon by Lancia
The Lancia brand, which had not introduced cars since 2011, is now generating high expectations with the new Ypsilon.
It’s worth mentioning that this company, founded in 1906, sold only one type of vehicle intended for the domestic market.
However, after many years on “pause,” the company has announced a new electric vehicle, which will become Lancia’s first sustainable model.
Only 1,906 units will be sold next year.
While the design of the model was a mystery, recently leaked photographs revealed it.
The truth is that a prototype was stolen and thrown into a canal in Montbeliard, France.
Local firefighters found the vehicle and towed it out of the water.