The electric, hybrid, and gas vehicles increased their sales in May by 10.6%, compared to the same month of the previous year, after registering a total of 33,750 units (of which 32,525 units were passenger cars), according to the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC).
It should be noted that electric vehicles continue their upward trend and are once again positioned in May as the second purchase option above diesel (25,634 units).
If we focus solely on the market for purely electric vehicles with a Zero Emissions label, their sales increased by 12.6% in May after reaching 2,421 registered units. In addition, they represent 2.47% of the market share in the fifth month of the year. For its part, in the accumulated figure for the year, electric vehicles add up to 13,169 units sold, 65.3% more than in the same period last year. As a result, the share of electricity in the accumulated figure for the year is 3.5%.
José López-Tafall, general director of ANFAC, said: "The electrified vehicle is a reality in our market, but it is still a minority. The sector pushes with a wide range of electrified vehicles, but it must be responded to the same extent by the demand. Sales of electric vehicles have increased compared to the previous year, which is good news. However, its entry rate is still slow and below what is necessary to reach the milestone of 120,000 electrified passenger cars for this year, which will allow us to meet the European emission reduction requirements."
Following, we detail what were the five best-selling electric cars in May 2022 in Spain.
5. Peugeot 208
Closing the list of the five best-selling electric cars in May 2022 in Spain, we find the Peugeot e-208 electric car after 100 registered units.
4. Opel Corsa
The Opel Corsa is positioned as the fourth best-selling 100% electric model in May after adding 104 registered units.
3. Mini Cooper SE
In the 3rd place in this ranking is the Mini Cooper SE after registering 120 units in May.
2. Fiat 500
The second best-selling electric car was the Fiat 500 electric car, with 127 registered units in May.
1. Citroen C4
The Citroen C4 is at the top of this list and became the best-selling electric car in May 2022 in Spain after registering 154 units.
The best-selling electric cars this year
The ranking of the best-selling electric cars for all the year varies, although some models such as the Citroen C4 and the Fiat 500 continue to be in the top five.
1. Tesla Model 3: 1,137 units registered
2. Kia Niro: 995 units registered
3. Citroen C4: 637 registered units
4. Fiat 500: 570 registered units
5. Hyundai Ioniq 5: 503 registered units.