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The company car, locomotive of the electric transition

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While some are calling for the end of the advantageous company car scheme – and the fuel card that accompanies it in the majority of cases -, or even tax advantages for professional vehicles on the pretext that this constitutes an obstacle to making mobility cleaner, the figures revealed by the Febiac (Belgian Federation of the automobile and cycle industry) come to prove the contrary.

Thus, during the first half of the year, 15.4% of plug-in hybrid cars and 8.8% of full-electric cars were sold. A clear progression in both cases compared to 2021, when these figures were 12.5 and 5.9% respectively. These percentages are significantly increased by professional vehicles. On the latter exclusively, the share of PHEVs (rechargeable hybrids) climbs to 22.6%, and electric ones, to 12.2%.

Even more eloquent: 90.8% of PHEV registrations and 85.6% of electric vehicles are registered by companies or independents.

Individuals favor gasoline (53.9% registered privately) and the classic hybrid (HEV, 56.6%).

Less gasoline, less diesel

In the first half of the year, including private and professional vehicles, gasoline remains the majority, but now falls just under 50% of registrations (49.6%; -2.4% compared to 2021). Diesel continued its descent, and reached its historic low (18%; -5.7%). Hybrids (HEV) increased by 2.3% to reach 7.4% market share. Gas still does not attract the crowds, even if LPG progresses from 0.5 to 0.7% of registrations, while CNG, condemned by the explosion in prices at the pump, is moribund: 0.1% (-0.2%).