Sales of new passenger cars in Spain reached 78.6 thousand in April 2021, according to ACEA. This is 1%, or 74.4 thousand more than in the previous year. In the first four months of 2021, some 265 thousand cars were sold, up 18.8% yoy.
In the first quarter of 2021, sales of new electrically-chargeable passenger cars reached 10.6 thousand in Spain, up 46.0% yoy. Together with hybrid and other alternative fuels, sale of alternative fuel vehicles reached 29.1% of all new cars sold.
Sales of traditionally-powered vehicles using petrol and diesel reached 132 thousand or 70.9% of total in the first quarter of 2021 in Spain. The share of petrol reached 47.9% and of diesel-powered vehicles 23.0% of all new passenger cars sold.
In Europe, sales of new cars rose 256% to 1,040 thousand in April. Within the first four months of the year, the increase reached 23.1% as 4,121 thousand cars were sold.
Volkswagen Group sold the most cars in April 2021 in Europe, some 280 thousand vehicles representing 27.0% of the European market. Sales of PSA Group amounted to 162 thousand vehicles (or 15.5% of the market) while Renault Group and Hyundai Group held 8.10% and 7.50% of the market. Overall, the five largest manufacturers sold 65.5% of all new cars in April.