in a month [novembro] in which car sales in Portugal fell 28.7% compared to the same month in 2019 – and 6.9% compared to November 2020 -, there were five brands to see their sales grow above 100%.
Foram elas a Tesla (316,7%), a Kia (183,7%), a Mitsubishi (133,3%), a Lexus (121,4%) e a Hyundai (107,6%).
The data, revealed this Thursday by the Automobile Association of Portugal (ACAP), also reveal that in the first eleven months of 2021, 163,944 new vehicles were put into circulation, representing a decrease of 33.1% compared to 2019, despite the comparison with 2020 shows an increase of 3.3%.
The top five best-selling brands in Portugal continues to be led by Peugeot (1605 units sold in November), followed by Renault (900), Mercedes-Benz (875), BMW (830) and Citroën (487).
Also in November 2021, 37.9% more vehicles powered by alternative energy were registered than in the same month of the previous year. In accumulated terms, from January to November, official brand representatives registered 46,271 new light passenger vehicles powered by alternative energy, representing an increase of 75.5% over the same period in 2020.
In November, 1,970 electric cars were sold (an increase of 140% over the same month in 2020) and 1,453 hybrid cars (down 3% year-on-year).
In the first eleven months of 2021, 11,386 electric cars were sold in Portugal – an increase of 70% over the same period last year.