Monday, October 2, 2023

Spain continues to lag behind Europe when it comes to electromobility

Spain has improved its data, although this continues to be the case at the bottom of the European countries in the global electromobility indicator, after increasing by one point in the second quarter of 2023 to up to 12 points out of 100, while The gap is getting bigger and bigger compared to the growth of European countries as a whole, which improved by an average of 1.5 points and ended 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, together with Italy, ranks at the bottom of Europe in electromobility and points out this Relief plans must be accelerated such as taxation, and in the development of publicly accessible charging infrastructure in order to approach the European average.

The association cites the following as an example Development of Portugal which, thanks to tax incentives to encourage the purchase of vehicles and an information system, as well as the rapid and efficient development of the charging infrastructure, increased its growth by more than 2 points, thus approaching the European average and moving further away from the Spanish and Italian glue block.

On the other hand, that is The autonomous community with the greatest growth is Asturias (1.9 points), while Madrid, Navarra and Catalonia remain the three regions with the best global indicator.

Anfac ensures that Spain continues to make slow progress As for the market penetration of the electric vehicle, although it achieved an increase of 1.5 points, which is almost the rate of the European average (1.8 points), it achieved an average rating of 18.9 points, which is about 20 points below that of the 38.7 points out of 100 that the European group achieves on average. Spain remains at the bottom of the rankings.

Additionally, 55,544 electrified cars were registered (100% electric and plug-in hybrids) 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.

refer to When expanding the charging infrastructure, Spain grew by around 6 tenths in the second quarter with a rating of 5.1 out of 100 points, placing it second to last 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.

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