New passenger car registrations rose by 11.3% in May 2021; alternative drives clearly on the rise
In May 2021, new registrations of passenger cars with
alternative drive systems increased above average. Passenger cars with
electric drive recorded an increase of 268.6% (share: 12.0%) with 2 709
vehicles which is clearly above the value of May 2019 (699 vehicles).
Increases were also recorded for passenger cars with petrol-hybrid drive
(4 145 passenger cars;
The top 10 passenger car brands in May were led by
VW (share: 16.0%), Skoda (share: 10.0%) and BMW (share: 6.9%). Audi
In the commercial vehicle market, new registrations
of tractors used for agriculture and forestry
Among two-wheelers, more motorcycles (4 857 vehicles;
New registrations January to May 2021: a fourth more passenger cars than in 2020, but a fourth fewer than in 2019
From January to May 2021, the number of new passenger car registrations increased by 25.8% to 108 321 vehicles. Compared to the same period in 2020 there were 22 210 more new registrations. For motor vehicles in total, the increase was 32.1% to 163 520 new registrations.
Using January to May 2019 as a comparison period, there were 24.5% fewer new registrations for passenger cars and 15.2% fewer new registrations for total motor vehicles.
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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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