Hybrid and electric cars reach 100,000 units in Brazil

Hybrid and electric cars reach 100,000 units in Brazil

sent on 07/30/2022 21:14 / updated 07/30/2022 21:15

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The number of hybrid and electric vehicles exceeded the mark of 100 thousand units in circulation in Brazil, according to data from the Brazilian Electric Vehicle Association (ABVE).

In total, since 2012, there are 100,292 cars that run only with an electric motor, such as the Nissan Leaf, or with a combination of an electric and traditional engine, combustion, as in the case of Toyota’s Corolla.

“These 100,000 are impressive and show that Brazil is on the right track, but there is still a lot left for the electricity supply to continue,” says, in his letter, Adalberto Maluf, president of ABVE. The executive advocates a national electrification policy to encourage the transition to electric vehicles.

According to statistics from the association, the license numbers of electric vehicles in the country in 2022 reached 23,303, 31% more than the first seven months of last year. In 2021, the growth of global sales of electric vehicles over the previous year was 109%, ABVE estimates.

In Brazil, electric cars such as Volvo’s XC40, Audi’s E-Tron and Stellantis’ Fiat 500e are on sale.