A new tax system that “charges” the electric vehicle

FuturENERGY Dec. 19 - Jan. 2020

It is a fact that sales of electric cars are growing at a pace insufficient to comply with decarbonisation goals. Specifically, the data handled by GANVAM demonstrates that registrations of these vehicles rose by 90.5% as of november this year, to achieve 9,073 units. Taking into account every type of electric vehicle (cars, LCVs and pick ups, quads, mopeds, motorbikes, industrial vehicles, buses and coaches), the market recorded 21,886 units to november, representing a further 65.9%. However, despite these striking figures, EV registrations do not even account for 1% of the total market. We are still some way from the NECP objective of five million EVs in circulation by 2030 or, in other words, 15% of the vehicle stock… By Ana Sánchez. General Manager of GANVAM, the Spanish National Association of Motor Vehicle, Repair and Spare Parts Sellers.