As we have been following, the electric car market in Portugal has been growing. According to recent data, 4 out of 10 cars sold are electric.
UVE recently released information related to July 2022. After all, which brand sells the most in Portugal?
Such as disruptions in the global automotive market, shortages of components, especially microprocessors, and problems in distribution logistics chains Worsening with the unfolding war in Ukraine, a widespread lack of supply in the automotive industry.
This offer, in view of the increase in demand for electric vehicles, is starting to become evident in the market for 100% Electric Vehicles (BEV – Battery Electric Vehicles) and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV – Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles) in Portugal.
Compared to the previous month, in July 2022 there was a 12% increase in sales of new BEV and PHEV vehicles. In July 2022, 2,649 electric vehicles (BEV and PHEV) were soldconsidering the vehicle categories – with 1,436 BEVs and 1,213 PHEVs, which represents a year-on-year growth of 16%, largely driven by the aforementioned 61.5% increase in the 100% Electric Vehicles (BEV) category.
Electric Cars: Sales Quotas by Type of Energy
This month of July, the share of all 100% electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles (BEV + PHEV) reached 17.02%, falling short of the share of vehicles with gasoline engines, which registered a share of 18.45%, in the category of passenger cars.
Best-selling Electric Vehicle Brands in Portugal
In the month of July, Peugeot was a vehicle sales champion for 10 months of electric vehicles, with passenger cars, in Portugal 171 vehicles sold. Followed by Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz, in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
In 2022, Tesla ranked 1st in sales of 100% Electric Vehicles with 1,061 units delivered, followed by Peugeot in 2nd position with 934 vehicles sold, closing the podium with BMW (BMW + BMWi) with 688 100% electric vehicles sold. In the plug-in category, it remains as three brands, BMW in 1st place, followed by Mercedes-Benz in 2nd and Volvo in 3rd.