Electric vehicle sales fall 16.4% in 2019

  • Lusa
  • 3 January 2020

The sale of light electric cars in Portugal fell from 8,241 vehicles to 6,883 in 2019.

The sale of light electric passenger cars in Portugal fell 16.4% in 2019 compared to 2018, from 8,241 vehicles to 6,883, following the trend of the national automobile market, which fell 2%.

According to data from ACAP – Automobile Association of Portugal, the sale of light electric vehicles in 2019 was 7,096 vehicles, of which 6,883 were for passengers and 213 for goods.

In 2018, according to the Electric Vehicle Users Association, 8,241 electric passenger cars were sold, up from 4,327 in 2017.

The Portuguese automobile market closed 2019 with 2% fewer cars registered than in 2018, totalling 267.800 vehicles, with the number of light vehicles falling 2% and the number of heavy vehicles 1.2%, ACAP announced today.

The automobile market had registered increases of 2.6% (to 213.2 thousand vehicles) in 2018, 7.7% in 2017, 15.8% in 2016, 24% in 2015, 36.1% in 2014 and 11.7% in 2013.

The last drop in car sales in Portugal was in 2012, when 95,290 vehicles were sold, 38% less than in 2011 (153,433 vehicles).

According to the figures given today by ACAP – Automobile Association of Portugal, a total of 267,828 vehicles were sold in 2019, of which 5,575 were heavy vehicles and 262,253 were light vehicles (223,799 passengers and 38,454 goods).