Press release: 12.368
New passenger car registrations fell by more than a quarter in the period January to October 2020; alternative drive systems continue to gain in importance
Compared to the period January to October 2019, new
registrations of petrol-powered cars (share: 44.9%) fell by 40.2%, diesel-powered
cars (share: 37.3%) by 29.4%. In terms of new registrations of cars with
alternative drive systems, increases were observed for cars with electric
VW (15.3%), Skoda (9.9%) and Seat (6.7%) had the highest
shares of all new passenger car registrations for the top ten passenger
car brands. All top 10 brands recorded double-digit declines: Opel
The upward trend for newly registered campers also continued in October: In total, 59.1% or 959 more campers were registered between January and October 2020 than in the same period last year.
In the commercial vehicle market, declines were observed
in articulated lorries
Concerning two-wheelers, the number of newly registered
motorcycles increased by 5.6% compared to the same period last year,
while the number of scooters remained almost unchanged
In total, 22.5% fewer motor vehicles were newly registered since the beginning of the year compared to the first ten months of last year (294 803 motor vehicles).
New registrations in October 2020
In October 2020, 31 229 motor vehicles were newly registered, which is 1.5% less than in the same month of the previous year. The number of newly registered passenger cars in October was 24 274, 3.4% less than in October of the previous year and 9.5% more than in September 2020.
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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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