Buying a car? Greeks are starting to plug-in!

2020 Renault Zoe greeks

About 1 in 10 new cars sold in the first 5 months of 2023 are either fully electric or plug-in hybrid, showing in an impressive way that Greeks are starting to get used to their… charger.

More specifically, 9.7% of the new car market from January to May 2023 corresponds to electric and hybrid vehicles, News Auto reported. This demonstrates that Greeks are also beginning to welcome more warmly, the trend of the time, for the electrification of cars.

The zero corporate tax that accompanies the above models certainly helps in this.

Mercedes-Benz EQS
Mercedes-Benz EQS

Despite the small drop in sales, compared to the corresponding period last year, gasoline engines maintain the lead, with 45.4% of total sales, while hybrids - mild hybrids (MHEV) and full hybrids (HEV) - remain consistently high to the preferences as they correspond to 27.9%.

The course of diesels is steadily declining (14.4%), while the percentage of those that also consume LPG is at 2.39%, which is justified if one considers that there are only three companies (Renault, Dacia, Fiat) that have factory LPG versions.

Porsche Taycan
Porsche Taycan

In total, in the first 5 months of the year, the total registrations of new passenger cars are 56,969, marking an increase of 30.3% compared to the corresponding period of 2022.

The most popular category remains B (super-mini) with a total increase of 3.1%, compared to last year.

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