With a total of 1,415 electric vehicles sold in Portugal during 2020, Renault recorded a 27.8% increase in sales compared to last year, reaching the leadership of the national market in this segment.
In December alone, 215 100% electric vehicles were sold, a significant increase when compared to the same period in which 66 units were sold. In this segment the big best seller is the Renault Zoe, with an 85.4% share in sales, although other models have already contributed, such as the new Twingo and the commercials Kangoo and Master.
This leading position of the French brand in the Portuguese market deters Tesla, which is behind Renault by just two units. But there is really a decrease in Tesla’s sales in Portugal, which in 1979 sold 1979 vehicles, compared to 1413 in 2020. A 28.6% decrease that can be explained by the lack of Model 3 units – although the Model S and X also registered sales in Portugal lower than in 2019.
In third place on the podium for sales of electric vehicles in Portugal is Nissan, which suffered a drop of 30.8% of its Leaf and e-NV200 models – 1218 units, in absolute values. The reduction is explained by the transaction of only 553 units of Leaf in 2020, insufficient to compensate for any increase in demand for the e-NV200.