New passenger car registrations nearly doubled in April 2021; alternative powered passenger cars are significantly increasing
"Compared to March, new passenger car registrations have slowed down again in April 2021. In Burgenland, Lower Austria and Vienna – the federal states that were in a hard lockdown in April – new passenger car registrations declined by 33.7% compared to March 2021; in the remaining federal states by 12.6%", says Statistics Austria Director General Tobias Thomas.
New registrations of alternative powered passenger cars exceed pre-Corona level
Registrations of petrol-powered passenger cars (8 994,
Among the top 10 brands Audi and Mercedes increased compared to April 2019
The passenger car brands with the most new registrations
were VW (share: 17.5%), Skoda (share: 10.0%) and Seat (share: 7.6%).
Among the top 10 brands, all manufacturers recorded increases compared
to April 2020 (Seat
Compared to April 2019, only Audi
Compared to April 2020 new registrations of campers more than tripled; two-wheelers also positive
In the commercial vehicles market, more lorries class
N1 (4 660,
On 1 July 2021, a stricter Normverbrauchsabgabegesetz (NoVA) will come into force with regard to CO2 emissions. Lorries class N1 are mainly affected by this legislative change.
Among two-wheelers, an increase was observed in new
registrations in April 2021, with 4 841
January to April 2021: passenger cars
motor vehicles +38.2%
From January to April 2021,
the number of new passenger car registrations increased by 30.2% to
85 818, which was 19 918 more new registrations compared to the same period
in 2020. For motor vehicles as a whole, an increase of 38.2% or 34 951
to 126 531 was observed. Compared to the period January to April 2019,
registrations of passenger cars decreased by 23.9%
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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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