Car sales rise by almost 10% in February and motorcycle sales by 22.5%

Car sales rise by almost 10% in February and motorcycle sales by 22.5%

Registrations of passenger cars and SUVs in Spain stood at 81,348 units in February, which represents an increase of 9.9% compared to the 74,001 units registered in the same month of the previous year, according to data prepared by Ideauto for manufacturer associations. (Anfac), dealers (Faconauto) and sellers (Ganvam).

In the accumulated of the first two months of 2024, sales reached 150,033 units, 8.7% more if compared to the same period of the previous year, when 138,039 units were registered. Thus, the associations have indicated that the market volume is still a 22.8% lower to that registered in the accumulated of the same period of 2020, prior to the start of the pandemic.

Through sales channels, Deliveries to private customers rose 7.2% last month, with 34,787 units, and 6.7% in the accumulated, with 68,824 units, while company registrations stood at 28,546 units in February, 10.9% less, and at 55,956 units in the months of the year, 6.6% less.

For its part, vehicle rental companies acquired 18,015 units last month, which translates into a year-on-year increase of 89.7%, and they have purchased 25,253 units between January and February, 85.1% more.

The average CO2 emissions of passenger cars sold in February are at 116.5 grams of CO2 per kilometer traveled, a figure 1.88% lower than the average emissions of new passenger cars sold in the same month of 2023. In the total for the year, the average emissions of passenger cars sold reached 116.4 grams of Co2 per km traveled, 1.93% less.

The registrations of light commercial vehicles reached 12,855 in the second month of the year units, which represents a growth of 14.1 compared to last year, while in the two months of 2024 they have sold 23,989 units, 15.7% more than in the same section of 2023.

By typology, the derivatives, vans and pickup They fell 2% in the month and 0.7% in the accumulated, with 6,419 units and 11,932 respectively.

Gasoline is imposed

By type of passenger car engine, gasoline vehicles They were the first propulsion of the month of February, with 32,659 units (+3.7%) and a market share of 40.1%, followed by non-plug-in electric hybrids (HEV), with 28,625 registered units, which represents an increase of 26.5% compared to the second month of 2023 .

He diesel It is the third motorization of the Spanish market in February, with 8,280 units, registering a drop of 17.4% compared to the same month of the previous year. Plug-in hybrids (PHEV) grew by 15.6%, to 5,563 units, while 100% electric vehicles (BEV) grew by 15.4%, to 3,804 units, with a share of 4.7%.

In the accumulated, the ‘top 3’ is led by gasoline-powered cars, with 56,642 units (-1.3%), closely followed by HEVs, which rose 26.5%, to 55,076 units, and by diesel, with 15,815 units (-14.2%). Electrified vehicles (BEV and PHEV) total 17,322 units between January and February.

Motorcycles rise 22.5%

Motorcycle sales grew 22.5% in February compared to the same month last year, until 15,237 units registeredaccording to sector data published this Friday by the National Association of Companies in the Two Wheel Sector (Anesdor).

By type of use, road motorcycles grew by 26.1% (6,611 units) and the scooter by 21.7% (7,922 units), while the off-road motorcycle decreased by -2.9% (685 units).

By displacement, all sections grew: those up to 125 cc did so by 25% (7,651 units), followed by those with medium displacement (125-750 cc) 23.5% (4,983 units); and by those with high displacement (>750 cc) which also grew by 13.2% (2,603 ​​units).

Regarding motorcycle sales channels, The private channel grew by 17.4% (11,258 units), while companies remain stable with 0.4% (1,617 units), and rent closed February in negative with a drop of -47.1% (230 units).

Mopeds plummet

The mopeds recorded a total of 842 units registeredwhich implies a drop of -10.5% compared to February 2023. The private channel grew by 3.8% (621 units), while companies and rentals fell by -66.5% (95 units) and a -50% (18 units), respectively.

As for the rest of category L vehicles, tricycles registered a growth of 65.9% (229 units); light quadricycles decreased by -5.5% (325 units) and heavy quadricycles grew by +30.3% (387 units).

By autonomous communities, Anesdor highlights that all show positive data except La Rioja (-13.3%), with Murcia (39%), the Basque Country (33.1%) and Castilla La Mancha (30.3%) registering greater percentage growth; while Catalonia (4,001 units), Andalusia (3,517 units), and Madrid (2,037 units) are the ones that led the ranking in terms of registered units.

The sector of motorcycle and light vehicles It closed last February with a total of 17,020 units registered, which represents a growth of 20.5% compared to the same period last year. In these data, it must be taken into account that this month of February has had one more working day than in 2023, Anesdor highlights.

New mobility

“The sector continues to grow significantly in the second month of the year, with the private channel being the one better data reflects on both motorcycles and mopeds. One more confirmation that the motorcycle responds well to the needs of citizens in the new mobility, and therefore we insist on a specific chapter in the mobility plans that are being launched in the different municipalities of our country,” he states. the general secretary of Anesdor, José María Riaño.

In February, registrations of commercial vehicles, buses, coaches and minibuses achieved a increase of 41.3%, with a total of 3,052 units, while in the accumulated year they reached 6,105 units, 24% more.

By typology, the Industrial vehicles register a growth of 37.4% in the month, with 2,659 units, and 23.2% in the accumulated, with 5,433 units. For their part, buses, coaches and minibuses, with 393 sales in February, grew by 74.7%, while in the accumulated amount they increased by 30.2%, up to 672 units.


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