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The import of used passenger cars accounted for 67.1% of total registrations in Portugal in 2022, according to data presented by the Automobile Association of Portugal (ACAP).

According to ACAP's annual balance sheet, in 2022 104,908 passenger cars were registered that "already had a registration in another state", detailed the association's secretary general, Helder Pedro.


"Portugal has always been a market that had a great penetration of used imported vehicles, but it rose exponentially", added the ACAP official.


"The first concern we have is environmental. If a car that is coming in is seven years old, no matter where it comes from, it is increasing emissions in the country. Our first concern is that we have an old fleet, which is polluting, and which we have to renew", noted Pablo Puey from ACAP.


In The Portugal News