Press release: 12.487
New passenger car registrations increased by 16.2% in the first quarter of 2021; March results almost reach pre-Corona level
"The number of newly registered passenger cars has risen strongly for the first time since September 2020 and is thus approaching the pre-crisis level. In March 2021, almost three times as many new passenger cars were registered as in March of the previous year, when the first hard lockdown also slowed down the automobile trade. There were three-digit increases in March for alternatively powered passenger cars, which accounted for 32.4% of new registrations", said Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
Strong increases were observed for purely electric
passenger cars (6 620 vehicles,
The brands VW (10 197 passenger cars, 16.1% share),
Skoda (5 735 passenger cars, 9.0% share) and Seat (5 174 passenger cars,
8.1% share) achieved a total market share of 33.2% in the first quarter
of 2021. Compared to the same period last year, all top
In the commercial vehicle market, increases in new
registrations were observed in all sectors from January to March 2021.
More N1-class lorries
Two-wheelers also had a plus in new registrations
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.
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