Last August, the Spanish passenger car market reached 51,907 units sold, which represents a growth of 9.1% in relation to the same period last year. Plug-in hybrids accounted for 5.3% of the total, while electric cars made up for 2.8%. Combined, plug-in models reached a share of 8.2%.
With 1,473 units accounted for, pure electric cars experienced a rise of 7.7% compared to the figures for the year 2021, while plug-in hybrids reached 2,773 units, a year-on-year growth of 3%. In total, 4,246 plug-in cars were sold in Spain during the month of August.
In the accumulated of the whole year, plug-in cars account for 9% of sales in Spain, a figure that is far from the objectives pursued by the authorities. Until August, 18,301 electric cars have been sold (51% more than in 2021) and 30,196 plug-in hybrids (16.8% more than in 2021).
“Despite the positive and growing evolution shown by the electrified vehicle market, it still remains at a fairly slow pace in our country. The national market is still below 10% of the total market, which shows the need to speed up the rate of entry of this type of vehicle if we want to meet the new emission reduction requirements set by Europe and supported by Spain”points José López-Tafall, General Director of ANFAC.
The Dacia Spring leads the Spanish market
The best-selling electric car in Spain during the month of August was the Dacia springa focus urban crossover low cost which shows once again that the Spanish market is thirsty for affordable vehicles. In total, 153 units of the Romanian model were shipped, which accumulates 611 copies throughout the year.
In second position we find the veteran KIA e Niro, which remained at 92 units. Despite the fact that it has experienced a year-on-year drop of 26.98%, its results are especially positive if we take into account that deliveries of its replacement will begin in the fall. Between January and August, 1,242 units have been sold.
With 79 units, the podium is closed by the flirty MINI Cooper SE, which has improved its records by an amazing 259.09%. Throughout the year 660 units of the charismatic British utility vehicle have been delivered, for which time does not seem to pass despite the fact that his replacement will arrive next year.
Sales by models and groups
|TOP 20 (Models)||Units Sold (August 2022)||Difference (August 2021)||Cumulative (January-August 2022)|
|Dacia spring||153||New model||611|
|KIA e Niro||92||-26.98%||1,242|
|MINI Cooper SE||79||+259.09%||660|
|Hyundai Kona Electric||57||-25.97%||664|
|Volvo C40||fifty||New model||187|
|Skoda Enyaq iV||47||+14.63%||343|
|Kia EV6||46||New model||659|
|Tesla Model Y||41||-48.75%||622|
|BMW iX||37||New model||185|
|Mercedes-Benz EQB||37||New model||303|
|Citroën ë-Berlingo||3. 4||New model||226|
|Peugeot e-Rifter||3. 4||New model||192|
|peugeot e-2008||3. 4||+21.43%||578|
|TOP 10 (groups)||Market share (August 2022)||Accumulated fee (January-August 2022)|
|Mercedes Benz (+smart)||7.7%||8.6%|
As happened last month, the top 10 of the Spanish market is monopolized by proposals from segments A (urban), B (utility) and C (compact). Furthermore, the undeniable success of the Dacia Spring seems to show that the key to increasing the sales volume of electric cars in our country is the arrival of more affordable models.
By groups, we should highlight the overwhelming dominance of Stellantis, which has a wide range of small electric vehicles sold under brands such as Citroën, FIAT, Opel or Peugeot. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, Hyundai and the Volkswagen Group are some distance away, while in the accumulated of the whole year Tesla joins said platoon. In August, Tesla barely accounted for 49 units, something that is due to the fact that it usually concentrates its deliveries in the last month of each quarter (in this case, September).
It should be noted that the two great proposals from Volkswagen, the ID.3 (27 units) and ID.4 (28 units), have been overtaken both by their brothers from CUPRA (Born) and Skoda (Enyaq iV) and by some premium models from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Former best sellers such as the Nissan LEAF (20 units) or the Renault ZOE (16 units) for their part they have deflated before the arrival of more modern rivals.