Sales of hybrid, electric vehicles grow at three-digit pace in Mexico
The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) reported that 755 hybrid or electric vehicles were sold by auto dealers across the country during February, up 540% compared to the second month of 2016. Out of total, just 31 cars were full electric while the resting 724 were hybrids.
During the first two months of 2017 Mexican auto dealers sold 1,348 eco-friendly units, a 422.5% increase compared to the 258 vehicles sold during the same two-months period of 2016. Just 60 vehicles sold were full electric and the other 1,288 units were hybrid models.
Mexico City remains the biggest zero-emission vehicles market with a 41.3% of sales taking place at the country’s capital, followed by the neighbor State of Mexico with 15.9% and Jalisco comes third with a 5.8%. Nuevo Leon is fourth biggest market with 5% of sales and Puebla is fifth with just 3.2%.
Mexican consumers get a tax deductible for up to US$ 13,409 when a hybrid or full electric unit is acquired.