SALES of hybrid cars in Spain have risen 24% in the first nine months of 2013, according to an industry body.

A total 1,089 hybrid vehicles have been sold in Andalucia alone since the start of the year, the Spanish association of car and truck manufacturers (ANFAC) has revealed.

A further 38 electric cars have also been registered in the region, a 216% increase on the same period last year.

A hybrid car is classified as those using two or more distinctive power sources.