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Big rise in sales of electric, hybrid vehicles in Spain

Staff Writer |
Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles in Spain rose by 82.8 percent during the first nine months of 2017, according to data published by the Spanish Association of Automobile manufacturers (ANFAC).

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ANFAC report that a total of 46,000 of these vehicles were sold between January and September, with 5,160 sales recorded in September.

The September sales of electric cars (958) were up 180.1 percent on September 2016, with 90 percent of the vehicles being private cars. Meanwhile a total of 5,342 electric vehicles were sold in the first nine months of the year.

The September sales of hybrid cars totalled 4,202 in September, bringing the total to 40,644 for 2017 so far; 85.8 percent up on sales during the same period last year.