The Italian bus market experienced a boom in 2023. And so after the 2,351 number plates registered during 2022, according to data collected by ANFIA, registrations of buses over 8 ton hit the figure of 4,043 in 2023. To find such a volume, we have to go back to 2024. The growth on 2022 is impressive: +72%.

Spanish market also grew a lot in 2023: 54% compared to 2022 data, with 3,749 buses registered in 2023. Germany? A 12.5% growth, 5,493 units registered (753 e-buses, growing 20%). France keeps being the largest bus and coach market in EU: 5,696 units registered last year (+5%).

Manufacturer2023 registrations2022 registrationsTrend 2023/2022
Iveco Bus220
Electric bus registrations in Italy. Elaboration Sustainable Bus based on data by ANFIA
italy bus market 2023

Iveco Bus with 44% market share

366 e-buses have been registered in 2023, more than doubling the 2022’s figure of 108 electric buses (+238%). 26% of city buses registered during the year were electrically-powered.

Solaris leads with 115 (plus some 46 trolleybuses), BYD follows with 87 vehicles, Karsan third with 43, closely followed by the 41 units featuring Rampini‘s logo. Then 22 Iveco Bus E-Way, 19 Yutong E12 and 14 BMC.

Looking at the global over 8 ton bus market, the 4,043, more than half are intercity vehicles. Iveco Bus excels with its Crossway – and Iveco Bus itself is the market leader in Italy with 1,782 registrations (and a staggering 44% market share).

Daimler Buses also did very well, since the combined Mercedes-Benz plus Setra figure (219 coaches of the former Kassbohrer) says 927 units. Third step on the podium for MAN. Scania and Otokar also did well, while Industria Italiana Autobus, Solaris, Van Hool and Yutong lost share (but in most cases increased however their volumes).

While intercity vehicles number 2,144, Class I vehicles’ registrations were 1,374, a quarter of which are electrically powered. Lastly, tourist coaches are also on the rise again (from 359 to 525, including 19 school buses), although they are still far from the heights to which they have accustomed us: after having reached their lowest figure since 1993 last year with just 359 coaches, they are now up to 525 (including 19 school buses).


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