Sales of hybrid, electric vehicles in Mexico skyrocketed 78% during first half of year
Last June, sales of hybrid and electric cars in Mexico totaled 791 units, a 26.3% decline compared to same month of 2016, according to the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA for its acronym in Spanish).
Just nine full-electric vehicles were sold in the Mexican market while 782 units featured hybrid powertrains, says the AMIA report.
During the first half of 2017 sales of hybrid and electric cars totaled 5,040 vehicles, a 78.1% increase compared to the same six-month period of 2016. Almost half of sales, a 44%, took place in Mexico City, where this type of units are the only ones allowed by environmental regulators to circulate every day of the week.
Second biggest market for electric and hybrid vehicles was the neighbor state of Mexico, where 14.9% of sales took place in the first half of year. It was followed by Jalisco with 7.2% of sales, and Nuevo Leon with 4.8%.