At a time when the microchip crisis and high price inflation has set the tone for the market, it is not surprising that a much more austere type of market is being bet on and in which the useful life of cars is prolonged no matter what may happen to the park. In the case of Spain, the average number of vehicles that are registered and that are in continuous operation continues to increase, reaching a average of 13.5 years.
The high costs have made users have to bet on not renewing their models, something that has enhanced that be one of the oldest parks in Europe, exceeding the average of the old continent, which according to the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers stands at 11.5 years.
According to ANFAC, in the last year for every new passenger car registered, about 1.4 passenger cars have been sold of more than 10 years, diverting the market towards older, more polluting vehicles, delaying the renewal of the fleet and hindering the fulfillment of the decarbonization objectives set in the PNIEC.
It is true that among the most registered models are those that have the label 0, with a total of 71% along with 40% of ECO labels. It should be noted that this type of model only represents .54% and 2.7% respectively of the total Spanish car fleet. On the other hand, vehicles with Label C have increased by 7.4% compared to last year, with 9,575,822 units.
José López-Tafall, general director of ANFAC, points out thate “if we want to achieve the demanding objectives established by the European Union and the NECP for reducing emissions, it is essential that in addition to establishing an ambitious plan to promote electrification, it is accompanied by measures that actively help to progress in the rejuvenation and renovation of the park. If we do not work on it, the advances achieved in terms of electrification in which we have been striving in recent years will be minimized by the emissions of the aging of the park”.