The commercialization of electric vehicles in Chile continues to rise and projects higher figures than in previous years, according to data provided by the National Automotive Association of Chile (ANAC).
In February 2023 alone, a total of 587 new zero or low emission vehicles were sold. This corresponds to an increase of 32.5% compared to the same month last year.
Regarding the total number of zero or low emission vehicles, the automotive guild detailed that the registrations of vehicles powered by zero and low emission technologies continue to grow steadily this 2023 with an accumulated increase of 53.7% during January and February, with respect to the same period of 2022. A total of 1,090 units have been sold so far this year.
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Some Way to Go
Despite the fact that sales have been accelerating, the guild warned that the sale of electric vehicles still represents a very low percentage with respect to the total number of vehicles sold in the country.
For ANAC, it is essential to implement measures to promote the use of this type of automobiles. “These figures represent 2% of the national automotive market, so it is urgent to implement public-private strategies to promote zero and low emission technologies -more efficient and sustainable.”
The organization believes that actions must be taken to achieve the electrification goals set by Chile. “These should include an investment plan in charging infrastructure and a greater generation of incentives for end users to purchase this type of vehicle, as was done in countries that today have advanced sustainable mobility.
On the other hand, and according to a study released by ANAC, it is the younger generations who are opting for this type of vehicles.
“As more electric vehicles arrive on the world market, the younger generations, Millennials (those born between 1981-1996) and Generation Z (1997-2012) are the most willing to make the motorization change, according to the study by the U.S. auto insurance platform, Jerry,” reported Anac.