Portugal: New electric car sales record
It’s nothing new that the trend of car acquisition goes through electric mobility. The Portuguese, aware of what is happening in the fossil fuel market, are buying hybrid and fully electric cars.
Recently, in Portugal, a new record for the sale of electric cars was reached.
The year 2022 ends with a new monthly sales record – in December, 4,269 new electric vehicles were sold – and also with a new annual record with the sale of 36,258 new electric vehicles in Portugalsecond revealed the UVE.
Another interesting point is the fact that more 100% Electric Vehicles (BEV – Battery Electric Vehicle) are sold, with 2,417 vehicles sold, than plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV – Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), which register 1,852 vehicles sold.
In two years, 2021 and 2022, sales growth of 100% Electric Vehicles was 149%, from 8,137 BEV sold on December 31, 2020 to 20,230 BEV sold on December 31, 2022.
Comparing sales of combustion vehicles and vehicles with an electric motor, the graph below shows that the Portuguese are also betting heavily on gasoline vehicles. BEV+PHEV vehicles represented 26.91% of sales in December.
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In 100% Electric Vehicles (BEV), Tesla with 421 vehicles sold in December once again occupied the 1st place on the podium, ahead of Peugeot which was in 2nd place, a significant distance away, with 225 vehicles sold and BMW which at the selling 221 units reached the 3rd place on the podium.
In plug-in hybrids (PHEV) the podium was distributed by BMW in 1st place, followed by Mercedes-Benz in 2nd place and Volvo in 3rd position. In the two categories together, BEV and PHEV, the first two places remained, 1st for BMW and 2nd for Mercedes-Benz, but 3rd place was achieved by Tesla, a brand that sells only 100% Electric Vehicles.
Paragraph 2023, according to UVEA significant increase in sales of electric vehicles is expected, with greater incidence in 100% Electric Vehicles driven by the need to mitigate the negative effects of climate change, by combating environmental consumption and noise consumption in large metropolitan areas, by continuing incentives for its acquisition and tax benefits, as well as positive tolls.