Spain has improved its data, although it continues to be at the bottom of European countries in the global electric mobility indicator, having risen by one point to 12 out of 100 in the second quarter of 2023, while the gap to overall growth continues to increase. of European countries improving by an average of 1.5 points and ending the quarter with a score of 25 points.
According to the Electromobility Barometer of the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac) The country, along with Italy, is at the bottom of Europe when it comes to electromobility and points out that it is necessary to accelerate aid plans, for example in taxation, and to be close to the European average when building a publicly accessible charging infrastructure.
In this sense, the association provides an example of the development of Portugal, which increased its growth by more than 2 points thanks to tax incentives to encourage the purchase of vehicles and an information system, as well as the rapid and efficient deployment of charging infrastructure, moving closer to the European average and moving away from the Spanish and Italian tailblock.
The autonomous community with the greatest growth, however, is Asturias (1.9 points), while Madrid, Navarra and Catalonia remain the three regions with the best overall indicator.
Anfac assures that Spain continues to make slow progress in terms of market penetration of electrified vehicles, since the country, although increasing by 1.5 points, almost at the level of the European average (1.8 points), but an average score of 18.9 points, i.e. around 20 points below the 38.7 out of 100 points that the European group achieves on average. Spain remains at the bottom of the rankings.
Likewise, 55,544 electrified cars (100% electric and plug-in hybrids) were registered in Spain in the first six months. A figure that improves on the data from a year ago, but is “very far” from the target of 190,000 sales of this type of vehicle for the whole of 2023.
In terms of charging infrastructure, Spain grew by around 6 tenths in the second quarter, achieving a rating of 5.1 out of 100 points and thus taking second to last place in the continent’s ranking. However, Europe is also experiencing slow development in charging infrastructure, with an increase of 1.1 points and an overall rating of 11.2 out of 100 points.