If you think about buying an electric car and you don’t know which ones are more successful to guide you, we show you the best-selling car in Spain during 2021.
From promises to reality. This is how the electric vehicle sector seems to be behaving in our country. It is true that they still represent 3% of the total market, but the 27,769 units registered throughout 2021 represent an increase of 37.8% compared to the 2020 data. We are going to reveal the best-selling electric car in Spain during that pivotal year for the industry.
Of all these registrations, 23,900 euros corresponded to cars and electric SUVs (the rest to pick-ups, quadricycles, mopeds…). The turn that the sector has taken is due, in large part, to pressure from the European Commission in terms of emissions, forcing many manufacturers to have already announced that from 2030 they will have a completely electric range with the medium-term objective of also become CO2 neutral.
We will agree that there is still a long way to go to see a decent public charging network or that their prices will be lowered, but the electric car is beginning to take an important part of our daily lives. It must be taken into account that, of the 23,900 electric cars that were sold in 2021, 9,783 corresponded to the private channel, while the 50.2% of the total belongs to the business channel.
We will also agree that if we have to focus on a brand and a model, that is without a doubt Tesla. The company that Elon Musk owns, despite the appearance of more competitors and critics alike, continues to be the reference in this market, both in Spain and around the world.
This is the best-selling electric car in Spain during 2021
Perhaps the vehicle that dominates the Spanish electric market will not surprise many people, either because of the price or because of the brand to which it belongs. Without a drum roll being able to sound on these lines, the electric car in Spain during the year 2021 is the Tesla Model 3.
Yes, there is no other model that has been marketed more. This is confirmed by 3,190 cars that it has managed to put into circulation during 2021 and that contribute to swell the almost million units that it has sold all over the world. The Model 3 is the cheapest vehicle you can buy in Spain from this brand. cost a few €45,990and it is a 5-seater mid-size saloon which measures 4.7 meters in length, with two trunks that offer a total volume of 542 liters, which is a lot.
Of course, of all the Tesla cars available in Spain, the Model 3 is the one with the least autonomy: it reaches 448 kilometers. Its power is 238 hpalthough its new 60 kWh net capacity battery and its high efficiency (supported by excellent aerodynamics and low weight) allow it to homologate 491 km of autonomy according to WLTP cycle. speed up from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and reaches 225 km/h top speed. It admits recharges of up to 150 kW in direct current.
The hardware of this model allows the use of driving functionality semi-autonomous Tesla AutoPilot, all powered by a set of batteries that can be charged quickly. The way in which the Tesla Model 3 batteries are charged is the same as the rest of the brand’s vehicles, except for the extra that the use of Tesla superchargersfor which we must pay if we own a Model 3 and not in the case of the Model S.
Inside, a large central screen has been incorporated in which all the functions are integrated, being the first vehicle of the brand in lack steering wheel instrumentation. All the necessary driving parameters are displayed on this large central screen. This screen has dimensions of up to 15 inches and is placed, for the first time, in a horizontal position.
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To add other options, there are other electric cars that were successful in Spain. For example, Tesla is followed KIA with 2,120 cars Y Volkswagen with a total of 2,100 units. Models such as the KIA e-Niro, Renault ZOE, Dacia Spring, Peugeot e-208, FIAT 500e, Volkswagen ID.4, Hyundai Kona Electric or the Mini Cooper SE are also great alternatives in the Spanish market.
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