Do you want to buy a car? These are the waiting times

The microchip Crisis, along with the war in Ukraine and the production chain problems have lengthened to seven months delivery times for electrified vehicles in the five main European markets (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom), according to Kantar promoCAR data provided to Sumauto.

According to Europa Press, in January 2021, the wait was less than three months (84 days), rising to five months in January this year (149 days) and reaching the current 205 days.

On your side, the wait for combustion vehicles is more than five months on average (163 days), one month more than at the beginning of the year, when it was 133 days. At the beginning of 2021, the delivery time was in just over two months (71 days).

More problems for electrified cars

The difference in delay of both technologies is due to the fact that, to the problems in the production of the vehicles, it is added that manufacturers do not have the same capacity to produce an electrified than a combustion one, despite the high demand for the former.

All this has caused the transfer of demand towards the secondhand market, which has led to a decrease in stock of second-hand vehicles of about 40% in the last year.

So, according to the data Autobiz Green Car Monitor VO for Sumauto, if by mid-2021 drivers they could choose between 390,084 combustion vehicles and 33,531 electrified ones on offer, now that figure has been reduced to 260,390 and 21,801 cars, respectively.

sales of electrified cars

Despite the difficulties, the electric mobility follows in positive numbers. In August, the number of registrations of electrified vehicles (100% electric and plug-in hybrids) rose 14.7% in August from a year earlier, up to 5,768 units.

According to data from the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (AEDIVE) and the National Association of Vehicle Dealers (GANVAM), andThese vehicles accumulate a total of 62,601 units, 30.8% more than in 2021. The data includes cars and motorcycles, as well as commercial and industrial vehicles

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