Italian car registration system goes digital

Italian car registration system goes digital
1 October 2015



Rome (ANSA) - Purchases and transfers of cars in Italy will no longer need paper documentation from Monday and owners will just need a receipt with a code that allows them to access a website to verify the status of cars, the president of the Italian Automobile Club (ACI) said on Thursday.

About 50,000 registrations are made every day, adding up to a total of more than 11 million per year. That includes 1.8 million new registrations and 6 million ownership transfers. ACI's Angelo Sticchi Damiani said the new system would particularly benefit "around 300,000 citizens that lose their ownership certificate or have it stolen and who spend about 15 million euros annually to have it replaced," he said. He said the system would also benefit the environment due to the amount of paper it will save, which he estimated at about 30 million sheets per year.

Source: ANSA