New passenger car sales in February plummeted again in February. They fell 38.4% to 58,279 units. With this, between January and February, 100,242 units were sold in Spain, which represents a decline of 44.6% compared to the same period in 2020. Only in December, 2020 more cars were sold (105,000) than the last months of January and February combined. According to data from the employer’s associations in the sector Anfac (manufacturers), Faconauto (dealers) Ganvam (sellers), the fall has a special impact on the channel of individuals which they register for the first time since 1996 (first year with digitized information), fewer sales than the business channel despite being a much higher market in volumes.
Individuals bought 23,154 units, a 43.8% drop in February compared to the same month of the previous year in individuals compared to 26,111 units (-18, 7%) in companies. The individual sale is the one that generates the most money for the dealers. However, in other European countries, such as the United Kingdom, the business channel is the market dominator. The average emissions of passenger cars sold in February amounted to 128.8 grams of CO2, well above the 95 grams of CO2 limit required by the European Union since last January 1. Of course, the employers of the sector explain that this level inhomogeneous terms with the NEDC data for February 2020 represent a reduction of 4.5% in CO2 emissions.
The best-selling brand in February was Peugeot with 6,172 units, followed by Seat with 4,925 units and Toyota with 4,542 deliveries. So far this year, the most marketed brand has also been Peugeot with 9,808 sales, followed by Seat with 9,462 units and Toyota with 8,078 deliveries, thus repeating the podium in February. The electric ones fall moreThe sale of pure electric vehicles continues to slow down due to the uncertainty of the pandemic. The registrations of pure electric vehicles of all kinds (passenger cars, two wheels, commercial and industrial) registered a total of 1,648 units during the past month of February, which is 47.6% less, according to data from the Business Association for Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility (AEDIVE) and Ganvam).
So far this year, electric mobility has accumulated a decline of 55.3%, to stand at 2,677 units. By type of vehicle, passenger cars accumulated a fall of 41.6% and a total of 928 units, being the Tesla Model 3 with 162 units, followed by the Peugeot e-208 with 93 deliveries and the Kia Niro with 81 deliveries. Plug-in hybrids did grow 78% in February to 2,155 units. Commercial VehiclesCommercial vehicles also fell last February. They did so by 17.6% compared to the same month in 2020 with 12,960 sales. The segment most affected is that of light commercial vehicles weighing less than 2.8 tons, with a 19.8% drop, to 1,230 units. For their part, tourism derivatives are the only segment that grows, with 51 registrations (an insignificant volume) in February and a growth of 75.9%. In the accumulated of the year, the sales of light commercial vehicles fell 23.9%, to 22,505 units, compared to the same period of the previous year.
Industrials, on the rise the other hand, the sale of industrial vehicles, buses, coaches and minibusses were the only ones that managed to register increases, unlike the other vehicle segments, a rise of 3.1% during February, with 2,002 units delivered. The growth in segments such as light industrial vehicles of up to six tons, heavy industrial vehicles of more than 16 tons, and tractors stand out. In the accumulated of the year, sales in this segment fell 9.5% compared to the same period of the previous year, to 3,998 units