Electric vehicles seem to have no luck in Spain. They came and they impacted, but they have failed to maintain throughout this time. This is obvious since Spain seems that it is not prepared to receive with open arms to this type of mobility. Its price is not yet within reach of many families, their autonomy causes more than one driver tachycardias and the time that it takes to recharge your batteries invite you to have patience.
If add you to these “small” glitches that from institutions not be committed to this type of mobility have a dead market. Subsidies that have been put in place, as the now defunct MOVEA Plan, have not helped energize a market that is not attractive customers. In addition neither is considered to create a connected road network or allowing motorists drive on them knowing that they will not be be pulled.
This situation seems that it will not change in the short and medium term since the current Government takes office over two hundred days and his capacity for work is very limited. However more and more drivers opt for this type of mobility and make the market grow even in very small amounts compared to the numbers showing the sector. 3.290 units have enrolled so far of the year already, assuming growth of 79.1 per cent compared to the same period of last year.
She If we focus on the purely electric cars, the Kings of the roost is the Nissan Leaf and the Renault Kangoo. Others such as the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S obtained sales very good considering the price that can reach some of their versions. Brands such as Citroën or Mercedes-Benz are not very well positioned, but it is logical because of the type of electric vehicle they have for sale.
However, if we go to observe the behavior of PHEV or plug-in hybrid cars the thing changes. Such vehicles are considered by many as electric and we are going to treat your sales here. In this category of the market we have greater variety to choose from, however only a model is capable of razing in sales. We speak, of course, of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
The hybrid SUV from the Japanese brand is able to get the colors to rivals such as the BMW X 5 xDrive40e or the Mercedes GLE350e. The reason is simple and is based on three pillars: size, precio-equipamiento and economy of use. These qualities make it to position itself as the favourite of the public.
We hope that both the Government and the brands continue betting on electric cars and the market grow at a good pace.
Source – Spanish Association of manufacturers of cars and trucks