Spain receives the COP25 buying more hybrid and electric cars than in its history

Away from the figures of other countries in our environment, but with a dramatic improvement in the internal numbers themselves. Spanish consumers are giving a boost to purchases of alternative energy vehicles to fossil fuels and in this month of November that has just ended, the highest proportion of sales of alternative energy cars in the history of Spain: 15.6%.

The increase in cars powered by energy that in some cases do not emit gases into the atmosphere and in others has been detrimental to gasoline cars, the most successful are currently in the Spanish market, with 56% of the registrations in November compared to 28.4% of diesel.

The transformation of the Spanish market in this regard is noteworthy. With a general market in decline of 5.7% per year, sales of vehicles with non-traditional technologies – the statistics of Anfac, Faconauto and Ganvam It includes pure electric (BEV), extended autonomy electric (EREV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and non-plug-in hybrid (HEV), hydrogen (FCEV), CNG, LNG and LPG – they are gaining space in the preferences of the buyers step by step giant.

Keep in mind that in early 2018, diesel was still the best selling fuel in dealerships. However, the announcements of restrictions in urban areas such as Central Madrid and the words of the acting minister Teresa Ribera on this fuel they contributed to the loss of their preferred fuel condition by the Spaniards. In little more than twelve months the market has turned around, taking on a trend that does not seem to be reversed.

They are hybrids

Although Anfac does not break down how many vehicles that are not gasoline or diesel are really zero emissions (pure electric), everything suggests that most of this growth in alternative vehicles to gasoline and diesel is taking place by hybrid cars -petrol engine plus electric motor- and not so much for the purely electric ones that do not currently have the necessary autonomy. This conclusion is obtained by observing the models.

For example, him Toyota C-HR, which has a successful hybrid model, it becomes the fourth best-selling model in November. The C-HR does have emissions, which are less than 90 grams of CO2 per kilometer. With these figures, there really is no big difference with the emissions of the latest model diesel.

If, for example, we observe the Seat León 1.5 TGI Style, diesel, we observe that its emissions are 95 grams per kilometer, very close to those of the best-selling hybrids.

On the other hand, purely electric vehicles fail to increase their sales much, such as the Tesla, which fall in their registrations in November compared to the previous month.