Over half of drivers in Spain will have to change their car before 2023

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Over half of Spanish drivers will have to change their car before 2023
Over half of Spanish drivers will have to change their car before 2023. Credit: Pixabay

A study confirms that by the end of 2023 over half of the drivers in Spain will have to change their car.

The disappearance of combustion engines, registration taxes according to emissions and the price of fuel are many factors that make it increasingly difficult for owners of diesel or gasoline cars to circulate. Now, a study confirms that by the end of 2023, 53 per cent of drivers will have to buy a new car.

The year 2023 is the deadline for all cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants to design and implement low-emission zones, restricting access to the most polluting vehicles in the centre of these areas and reducing their use.

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This guideline is part of the Shock Plan for Sustainable, Safe and Connected Mobility of the State Budgets of 2022, with the aim of decarbonising urban mobility and improving the quality of life in cities, where pollution levels tend to exceed the maximum stipulated.

According to the INE, 149 cities meet the requirements to have the obligation to create these ZBE and, according to the calculations of Idoneo.com, 53 per cent of all Spanish drivers live in them.

“In a short period of time, many citizens will need an electrified vehicle to move around their city,” predicted Eduardo Clavijo, CEO Idoneo.com.


These limitations on the circulation of the most polluting cars may force citizens to change their older car model for a more sustainable alternative that has a DGT label.


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Laura is from a small seaside town in North Wales and has also lived in Liverpool and Manchester, where she studied English Literature and worked in social media and marketing. Laura moved to the city of Zaragoza last August to teach English, but after missing the coast she decided to move to beautiful Nerja to enjoy the sun and sea. Laura has a passion for animals, films, outdoor activities, writing and the environment.

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  1. If you are suggesting that in 13 months all major Spanish cities will have enough charging stations to accommodate every vehicle in that city you need to research that before posting panic-headline articles! Spain does not have the building capacity, or the required new sources of electricity, to supply the greater power demands in the next few years. The Spanish power charges are now at record levels, what do you suppose will happen when the demand for all this electricity for vehicle chargers triples the national demand for power? There will be shortages and price hikes to even higher prices! It will not happen in 13 months, maybe by 2030.

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