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The electric car is still very far from gasoline cars despite the boost in its sales.

Date: June 22, 2024 Time: 08:34:26

In the changing landscape of the Spanish automobile market, a trend is capturing the attention of consumers and the industry: the growing weight of non-plug-in hybrid vehicles in registrations. These cars are gaining ground by leaps and bounds, offering an attractive solution for those looking for more sustainable mobility without compromising comfort and versatility when traveling.

In this context, Grupo Moure, having a presence in the energy sector, explains this trend, as well as the significant impact that this growth has on gasoline companies: “We at service stations have been noticing for years that vehicles are increasingly more energy efficient and, The elimination of lead, as well as engines with more gears, are advances in combustion engines that make them more sustainable and cause less consumption, and, therefore, these advances have already converted into fewer gasoline sales,” he reveals. Manel Montero general director of the Moure Group.

Non-plug-in hybrids beat electric ones

During these first six months of the year, the sale of electric cars has increased, however, they have only reached a market share of barely 5%, while plug-in hybrids have remained below 7%, that is, in As a whole, the models with zero DGT label have only represented 12% of new sales in Spain, according to Anfac data.

“This deficit is due to the fact that the user is limited in terms of freedom, since to decide where he wants to go he must take into account the charging points available to him during the journey, a factor that represents a problem due to the deficit. . of charging infrastructure that still exists for electric cars in some areas,” says the general director of Grupo Moure.

On the other side of the coin, gasoline vehicles continue to dominate the market with a registration share of 43%, while hybrid cars, which include microhybrids, have represented just over 30%. These data show that, although hybrid cars are gaining ground, they are still behind gasoline models in terms of consumer preference.

“Consumers opt for a hybrid because they can enjoy advantages such as being able to circulate without restrictions in many of our cities, free parking in numerous blue zones and tax advantages,” says Montero. “And all this while having the peace of mind that you will always be able to refuel with gasoline to continue your journey,” he continues.

As the years go by, it is undeniable that electric cars will position themselves at the center of the automotive revolution, setting a course towards sustainable mobility. Therefore, although the trend is still towards combustion vehicles and non-plug-in hybrids, the The general director of Grupo Moure highlights the importance of working on a hybrid business model at service stations. “At gas stations we must work on a business model where we can offer customers more services outside the pump, such as washing centers, vending machines, stores, among other services,” says Montero.

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