Hybrid Car Sales Rocket In Andalucia

Hybrid Car Sales Rocket In Andalucia

LAST UPDATED: 17 December, 2016 @ 8:43 am

HYBRID car sales have shot up by a third in Andalucia over the last year.

Suzuki-Swift-Plug-in-HybridThe more environmentally friendly cars are enjoying a big popularity boost in the region, where 3,457 were registered in the first 11 months of 2016.

In Granada, sales of the cars have skyrocketed by a massive 142.5%, according to data from the Asociacion Española de Fabricantes de Automoviles y Camiones (Anfac).

That equates to 434 cars sold, the largest jump of any province in the region.

Jaen saw the next biggest rise with 75.6% (79 sold), followed by Huelva at 54.9% (175 sold).

Malaga came next at 41%, (816), Almeria with 33.8%, Sevilla with 18.6% (843).

Cadiz and Cordoba have seen the smallest percentage rises, at 5.1% (595) and 4.7% (222) respectively but saw some of the largest numbers of hybrids put on the roads.

A hybrid car uses two energy sources to create power; fuel and an electric motor.

This means that less fuel is used when it is driven.