Motors - Hybrid Car salesHYBRID car sales have shot up by a third in Andalucia over the last year.

The more environmentally friendly cars are enjoying a big popularity boost in the region, where 3,457 were registered in the first 11 months of 2016.

In Granada, sales of the cars have skyrocketed by a massive 142.5%, according to data from the Asociacion Española de Fabricantes de Automoviles y Camiones (Anfac).

That equates to 434 cars sold, the largest jump of any province in the region.

Traffic in Granada
Traffic in Granada

Jaen saw the next biggest rise with 75.6% (79 sold), followed by Huelva at 54.9% (175 sold).

Malaga came next at 41%, (816), Almeria with 33.8%, Sevilla with 18.6% (843).

Cadiz and Cordoba have seen the smallest percentage rises, at 5.1% (595) and 4.7% (222) respectively but saw some of the largest numbers of hybrids put on the roads.

A hybrid car uses two energy sources to create power; fuel and an electric motor.

This means that less fuel is used when it is driven.

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