Electric Vehicles: imported used represent 20% of sales

Deepak Gupta August 20, 2022
Updated 2022/08/20 at 5:19 PM

The demand for electric vehicles is increasing, which has led to an increase in waiting time for new owners). Faced with this shortage of new electric vehicles, the market for imported used electric vehicles is growing.

According to the latest figures, used imported electric vehicles, since the beginning of 2022, represent 20% of electric vehicles sold in Portugal.

Electric Vehicles: Imported market is growing...

In all 100% Electric Vehicles (BEV - Battery Electric Vehicles) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV - Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles), the passenger light category represents the majority of the percentage of used imported vehicles with 21%followed by light goods category, with 17%reveals the UVE.

When we filter only by 100% Electric Vehicles (BEV – Battery Electric Vehicles), the percentage of used imported 100% electric vehicles is 27% of all 100% electric vehicles sold.

In the remaining categories of 100% electric vehicles, there are few imported used vehicles, with values ​​of 4%, 3% and 2% in Quadricycles/Tricycles, Motorcycles and Mopeds, respectively. In the category of heavy vehicles, no used imported 100% electric vehicles were registered.

The general lack of supply in the automotive industry - which began with the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic - has been exacerbated since March 2022, with the unfolding of the war in Ukraine.

This importation of used electric vehicles will always have a very positive impact in Portugal, as it will allow the replacement of vehicles.

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