The two major cities combine 45% of searches for new electric vehicles compared to 20% in the interior of Spain
The electric map in Spain leaves us with two “high voltage” points like Madrid and Barcelona, which concentrate 45% of searches for new electric cars, according to Unoauto, Sumauto’s new vehicle portal. These data reveal a ‘dual energies’ Spain, where electricity is concentrated in the country’s two major economic and population centers, but combustion is more prevalent inland, with the provinces accounting for 20%.
On the other hand, a look at the figures reveals that the area of the Mediterranean arc is gradually beginning to stand out and that the provinces will be the next to make the transition from one «Spain» to another. Especially in Valencia with 7.1%, Malaga with 4.1% and Murcia with 3.7% they are the most sought after, if we exclude Madrid and Barcelona.
It is in the major cities, although Murcia does not reach the threshold of 500,000 inhabitants, where greater environmental awareness is beginning to emerge, such as in Malaga, where there is a great commitment to sustainable mobility, materialized in the global plan “Málaga Saludable” and this has resulted in the presentation of up to eight projects for the call for European funds «Next Generation».
One of the most striking aspects of the data collected by Unoauto is that the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands are not communities where their populations are more likely to look for electric vehicles. Las Palmas is the first of the island provinces, but remains in 16th place with only 1.3%.
Until we reach the Balearic Islands, it is necessary to take the road to the 27th position in the country as a whole, at 0.7%, despite being one of the communities where the greatest force has been exerted for the transition from combustion to electricity, even the first to activate Moves III last year.
And Tenerife for its part is at the same level in the search for electricity from provinces such as Zamora or Castellón, with only 0.5%.
On the other hand, if we invert the picture of electricity demand, what is least sought after is in the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, which is exactly where the least population is. Cuenca or Segovia are also communities under 0.1% of searches.
However, the population factor may have a relative effect. The best example is Teruel, the fourth most sparsely populated province in Spain: even with only 0.2% of searches, it outnumbers others with more inhabitants, such as Palencia, Cáceres, Ourense or Huelva.
According to Ignacio García Rojí, spokesperson for Unoauto, “we must start targeting the new trends in mobility in other provinces in order to avoid a country ‘with two energies’, one electrified in the major urban areas and one of combustion in the Spain of the provinces, especially in the interior; certainly with the current park so old and with legislation aimed at cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants, allowing old, more polluting cars to be diverted to small towns ».
Source: La Verdad
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