Press release: 12.278
New passenger car registrations decreased by more than one third in the first half-year 2020
Increases in alternative fuel types; reductions for petrol and diesel cars
Compared with the first half-year 2019, new registrations
of petrol-driven passenger cars fell by 45.1% (share: 46.8%) and those
with diesel drive sunk by 36.7% (share: 38.0%). However, alternative
drives – electric drive, natural gas, bivalent engine, hybrid drive
and fuel cell (hydrogen) – grew by 42.2% to 17 135 (2019: 12 053), while
their share of total new car registrations amounted to 15.2% (2019:
6.9%). Among the new registrations of passenger cars with alternative
drives, increases were recorded for petrol hybrid cars
CO2-emissions higher for diesel than for petrol cars
CO2-emissions from all newly registered cars (including those driven by electric and hydrogen) were 141.2 g/km on average in the first half year, according to preliminary data based on measurements in the framework of the new WLTP test (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure, see information on methods). An average value of 143.8 g/km was obtained for newly registered petrol-driven passenger cars; 158.5 g/km for diesel-driven vehicles.
Top 10 passenger car brands represent more than two thirds of new car registrations
Among the ten most important car brands – representing
more than two third of the new registrations in the first half of the
year – VW remained the market leader with a share of 15.4%, despite
a decrease of 40.5%. All top 10 car brands recorded double digit decreases
compared to the first half-year 2019: Opel
New motor vehicle registrations recorded a decline of 31.4% in the first half-year 2020
Between January and June 2020, 162 854 new motor vehicles were registered, a 31.4% reduction compared to the same period in 2019. The share of passenger cars in total new motor vehicle registrations was 69.3%.
There were fewer new registrations on the commercial
vehicle market for articulated lorries
Among two-wheelers, fewer registrations were recorded
for both new motorcycles
For more detailed results and further information concerning statistics of motor vehicles please refer to our website.
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.
The determination of CO2-emissions is based on globally harmonized measurements as part of the WLTP test procedure ("Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure"); this measurement procedure replaces the "New European Driving Cycle" (NEDC) valid until the end of August 2017.
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