New passenger car registrations in August 2021 decreased; share of alternatively powered passenger cars ahead of petrol and diesel for the first time
"Alternatively powered passenger cars are in the fast lane: In August 2021, the share of newly registered passenger cars with electric or hybrid drive was 42.2% and thus for the first time ahead of the conventional drive forms petrol with 35.1% and diesel with 22.7%," says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
Diesel-powered passenger cars (4 016, share: 22.7%)
and petrol-powered passenger cars (6 225, share: 35.1%) recorded declines
of 47.8% and 33.1%, respectively. The share of alternative drive systems
reached 42.2% among new passenger car registrations in August 2021 (August 2020:
18.7%; August 2019: 7.8%), exceeding the shares of conventional drive
systems petrol and diesel, respectively, for the first time. Among the
alternative drive systems, passenger cars with electric drive (3 200;
The top-ten passenger car makes are led by VW (share:
17.2%), Skoda (share: 7.4%) and BMW (share: 6.2%). Declines were observed
for all top 10 makes in August 2021 (Hyundai:
Compared to the same month of the previous year, more
new registrations of commercial vehicles were recorded for lorries class
Regarding the two-wheeler market, fewer scooters (1 264;
January to August 2021: over a quarter less new passenger car registrations than in pre-Corona times
172 017 new passenger car registrations have been recorded so far in 2021, representing an increase of 8.5% compared to the same period last year. Compared to the 237 225 new passenger car registrations from January to August 2019, new registrations in 2021 are still down by 27.5%.
Among new passenger car registrations, diesel-powered
passenger cars decreased by 28.2% and 52.5%, respectively, and those
of petrol-powered passenger cars decreased by 6.3% and 47.4%, respectively,
compared to 2020 and 2019. Among alternatively powered passenger cars,
increases were observed in purely electric passenger cars
Compared to 2020, new registrations of commercial
vehicles are up across the board (lorries class N1:
With 3 492 campers, an increase of 82.1% was observed
compared to 2020 (1 918 new registrations), compared to 2019 (1 529) the
number more than doubled
Overall, 270 679 new motor vehicles were registered from January to August 2021, 16.8% more than in the same period last year. Compared to 2019, however, total new motor vehicle registrations are down by 15.7%.
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.
For further inquiries please contact Directorate
Spatial Statistics, Statistics Austria:
Gerda FISCHER, Tel.
Stefan PREMM, Tel.:
Thomas JANKA, Tel.:
Media owner, producer and publisher:
STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Federal Institution under Public Law
1110 Vienna, Austria, Guglgasse 13, Tel.:
© STATISTICS AUSTRIA
© STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Last Changed 09.09.2021