After having one of the fastest growing segments in the local market, electric cars slowed down their dynamics this year due to the Covid-19 crisis. They have sold 695 up to October, a reduction of 2.1% compared to the previous year.
2020 has been a complex year for electric cart sales, due to the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Although their year-on-year decline of 2.1% does not sound so dramatic, they did lag behind hybrids and plug-in hybrids that show high growth rates of 19.4% and 6.65% respectively.
According to figures from Andemos, 695 “zero emissions” cars have been registered in the last 10 months. The accumulated of 2019, as of the same month, registered 710 units. Last October closed with 67 registrations of these vehicles, a slight growth of 1.52% compared to 66 units in the same month last year.
In terms of electric vehicles, demand for trucks under 10.5 tons (92 units, +318.2%), pick-ups (5 units, +100%), SUVs (83 units, +48.2%) and vans (13 units, +8.3%) grew. In contrast, passenger commercial vehicles (17, -37.04%), passenger cars (480, -12.23%) and cabs (5, -16.7%) decreased.