The electric car is taking a giant step forward in the Spanish automotive sector. In this way, the aim is to improve energy efficiency and provide Spanish cities with greater environmental quality. The registrations of electric cars in our country grew by 131.1% in March 2019 if we compare them with the same month in 2018, to 1,483 units.
Taking into account the cumulative third quarter, the sales of electric cars has increased by 96.4% to 1,678 registrations. On the sales of plug-in hybrids last March, they grew 161.3% year-on-year, reaching 797 units. On the other hand, the registrations of cars with non-plug-in hybrid technology reached a total of 7,924 registrations, 46.7% more.
Between January and March 2019, sales of this class of vehicles have risen 69.7% in the case of plug-in vehicles (reaching 1,735 units) and 35.1% in the case of non-plug-in vehicles (22,634).
2018 is a great year in sales of electric cars!
The growth of sales of electric cars is unstoppable. The year 2018 ended with an increase of nearly 40% in electric and hybrid vehicles compared to 2017. For 2019 everything points to the fact that registrations will continue to increase, coinciding with the launch of government aid for the MOVEA Plan.
In relation to the data offered by Anfac, the employers’ association of vehicle manufacturers, the registrations of hybrid and electric cars (passenger cars, quadricycles, commercial and industrial vehicles and buses) soared in the first month of 2019 to 30% compared to January 2018. According to these data, the number of units exceeded 9,000 in the first month of the year. It should be noted that Nissan’s LEAF model has started leading the market in 2019.
Electric car sales skyrocketed in Madrid
The launch of Madrid Central by the city council of the Spanish capital last November 30, has had a knock-on effect on the marketing of electric cars. Thus, sales increased 103% in November last year in the Community of Madrid and reached 759 units, almost 400 vehicles more than in the same month of 2017 (373 units).
Diesel vehicle sales fall
Sales of diesel cars have fallen by almost 20% over the same period in 2018, to more than 52,000 units. In the accumulated of the year, the March trend continues and diesel cars fall by 22.1% (144,471), while petrol cars grow by 4% (199,477).
On the other hand, gas-powered vehicles reached 2,796 registered units in the third month of 2019, an increase of 88.2% compared to the same month last year.
To be more specific, sales of vehicles that use LPG (autogas) have encompassed much of the registrations in the third month of the year, with about 2,400 units. Those vehicles that use CNG (natural gas) have risen to 396 units, 29.7% less than in March 2018.