New passenger car registrations from January to October 2021 at the previous year's level, but by more than one forth below 2019
New registrations of diesel-powered passenger cars
declined by 35.1% from January to October 2021, while those of petrol-powered
passenger cars fell by 13.0%. Increases were observed for alternatively
powered passenger cars (BEV:
Overall, of the 204 636 new passenger car registrations from January to October 2021, two-thirds (66.1%) were accounted for by legal entities, companies or local authorities and one-third (33.9%) by private vehicle owners. Of the 26 457 all-electric passenger cars, 83.9% were registered by legal entities, companies or local authorities and 16.1% by private vehicle owners. The most popular type of drive among private vehicle owners was petrol (52.5%).
VW again held the highest share of new passenger car
registrations with 15.6%. This was followed by Skoda (share: 8.8%),
Seat (share: 6.6%) and BWM (share: 6.3%). Year-on-year increases were
observed for Audi
NoVA-change results in around 22 800 more new registrations of lorries class N1
As of 1 July 2021 and a transition period until 31 October
2021, the NoVA-obligation for lorries class N1 (up to 3 500 kg total weight)
has come into force. This legal change brought an increase of 74.9%
for registrations of lorries class N1 since the beginning of the year
compared to January to October 2020. An increase
From January to October 2021, more articulated lorries
There were strong increases in new registrations of
campers (compared to 2020:
A total of 325 140 new motor vehicles were registered from January to October 2021, 10.3% more than in 2020 (294 803 motor vehicles). Compared to the pre-crisis period 2019 (380 455 motor vehicles), new motor vehicle registrations are still 14.5% lower.
October 2021: Around 40% fewer new passenger car registrations; almost half are alternatively powered passenger cars
In October 2021, 26 497
motor vehicles were newly registered, 15.2% less than in the same month
last year. The decline in passenger car registrations was more than
twice as high (14 755 passenger cars,
Among commercial vehicles, lorries class N1 achieved
an increase of 171.0% compared to October 2020. Increases were also observed
for tractors used for agriculture and forestry
New registrations of campers increased by 60.7% compared to October 2020. In the two-wheeler market, declines of 31.9% were observed for scooters and 13.4% for motorcycles.
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on methods, definitions: Motor vehicle statistics (registrations
of new and used vehicles as well as the stock of vehicles) are secondary
statistics, compiled on the basis of daily data files sent to Statistics
Austria by Austria’s association of insurance companies (VVO). VVO,
in turn, receives data by the insurances’ registrations offices, responsible
for registrations, de-registrations and rectifications of motor vehicles
Within motor vehicle statistics, all motor vehicles, once nationally or internationally registered, are levied, irrespective of the registration’s duration.
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