The introduction of electromobility in Spain is on the rise. For several years now, more and more people are choosing electric vehicles when upgrading their vehicles, and the numbers show that this paradigm shift is no longer a trend, but a reality. And not only in relation to private cars, the general trend is characteristic of the entire fleet.
Looking back, 2022 has already been a good year in terms of the electrification of the Spanish car fleet. In fact, according to the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC), 27,680 electric vehicles were registered in Spain in 2022, representing an increase of 108% over the previous year.
Approximately 5% of all vehicles registered in Spain last year were already electric. For this 2o23 it seems that the trend continues to rise. March is actually over. three important milestones As for the electrification of the automotive market.
2023 starts with three great wins for electric vehicles
Taking into account the difficulties that the industry is experiencing across Europe (and not just electric vehicles), the first quarter of the year closed for the first time with 10,000 100% electric vehicles in the same quarter.
The second major milestone of this first quarter of the year is the confirmation that the electricity market is booming for more than just personal mobility. As of March 28, 2023, they were exceeded for the first time in one month. 500 100% electric vans. A fact that confirms that the professional market also embraces electric mobility. according to invoice Luis Valdezquite common throughout the country (not only in Madrid and Barcelona) and various brands and models.
Public transport is also switching to electrification
Public transport closes the last major milestone for electric vehicles this first quarter of the year. They were reached for the first time 50 100% electric buses in one monthespecially with the inclusion of this type of vehicles in public transport in Leganes and Valencia:
Price and freight remain the biggest barrier to mass adoption
Despite these very important achievements, much remains to be done to make electric mobility a viable and affordable alternative for all citizens.
One of the main problems is still the lack of charging infrastructure, especially in rural and suburban areas, which hinders the introduction of electromobility for those who do not have access to a nearby charging network. That, by the way, the European Union wants to find a solution. Overall, Spain is among the countries with the most chargers in Europe.
And of course, the price of electric vehicles, which is still higher on average than conventional vehicles, represents a strong barrier. Despite the reduction in production costs, there is still a significant difference in the retail pricewhich means that many consumers do not quite approve of electric mobility.
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