More than 7,300 new ecological cars were sold in the first 11 months of the year in Romania, marking an increase of almost 22% as compared to the same period of 2019, according to data from the Association of Car Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).
The share of new electric and hybrid cars in the total local car market was of 6.7%, on November 30, 2020, above the level of the similar period in 2019, when it was of 4.1%.
According to the quoted source, between January and November 2020, most new acquisitions were recorded in the category of hybrid cars, respectively 4,438 units, increasing by 1.6%, compared to the first 11 months of the previous year, according to Agerpres.
At the same time, sales of electric cars jumped by almost 60% to 2,111 units, and plug-in models sold 796 copies, up 129.4% from the reference period.
The specialized statistics show that, at the top of the most sold 100% electric cars, led, at the end of the first 11 months of the year, Renault – with 562 units, Volkswagen (375), Skoda (346), Hyundai (220), BMW (102), smart (83), Nissan (82), Peugeot (77), Tesla (56) and Opel (45).
Also, most hybrid cars in Romania, during the analyzed period, were sold by: Toyota – with 3,806 units, Lexus (172), Hyundai (159), Honda (146), Ford (98), Kia (41) and Subaru (16).
In the top sales of plug-ins, on the first place is taken by Mercedes Benz – with 125 copies, followed by Volvo (122), BMW (107), Mitsubishi (92), Ford (84), Porsche (62), Hyundai (47), Skoda (46), Toyota (22) and Mini (20).
In November of this year, 960 “green” cars were sold in Romania, down 3.61% compared to October, when 996 new units were sold.