Spain’s sales of electrified, hybrid and gas vehicles in the first three months of 2021 saw a 63.6pc rise to 57,643 units compared to the same three months period in 2019, according to the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC).
It rose by 107.5pc in March to 27,002 units compared to the same month in 2019, ANFAC reported.
Sales of electric vehicles grew by 53pc in March to 2,271 units compared to March 2019. Sales of plug-in hybrids surged by 344pc to 3,562 vehicles last month compared to March 2019 while gas vehicles sales dropped by 33.7pc to 1,857 units in March compared to the same month in 2019. Sales of non-plug-in hybrid vehicles increased by 143.7pc to 19,312 units in March compared to March 2019. Registration of gas and diesel vehicles declined by 47pc and 30pc respectively in March compared to the same month in 2019.
ANFAC has compared 2021’s numbers with that of 2019 instead of 2020 since Spain declared an emergency around this time last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses were adversely affected and therefore may not represent the right numbers.