Registration of New Vehicles

Registrations of new vehicles 2020

In 2020 a total of 353 179 new motor vehicles were registered, 19.0% fewer than in 2019. New registrations of passenger cars decreased by 24.5% to 248 740 units. The number of newly registered lorries fell by 16.7% to 40 042. Tractors used for agriculture and forestry increased again in 2020 (+6.9%, 6 446 vehicles). New registrations of two-wheelers also increased significantly (+13.4% to 46 099 units).

In the current reporting year registrations of new passenger cars fell to 248 740, the lowest level since 1987 (243 221 units) and also well below the twenty-year-average (313 297 units). Compared to 2019 (329 363 passenger cars) this was the highest decrease observed ever. Significantly fewer petrol and diesel cars were registered overall. Increases were observed in registrations of electric powered passenger cars and hybrid cars.

New registrations of petrol-powered passenger cars with a share of 43.3% fell by 39.0% and those of diesel passenger cars with a share of 36.5% by 28.0%. In 2020 the share of alternatively powered passenger cars - electric, natural gas, bivalent drive, combined drive (petrol or diesel hybrid) and hydrogen (fuel cell) - with 20.1% and 50 060 vehicles (+90.0%) was very high. In 2019 this share was 8.0% or 26 346 units and 2018 it was 4.9% with 16 807 units.

With a 10.2% share of all new passenger car registrations or 25 380 units (+105.5% compared to 2019), petrol/electric hybrid vehicles are the most important group among alternatively powered passenger cars. They are followed by passenger cars with electric drives with a share of 6.4% or 15 972 units (+72.8% compared to 2019) and diesel/electric hybrid drives with a share of 3.3% or 8 287 units and a plus of 99.4% compared to the previous year.

Primarily legal entities, companies and local authorities are registering new electric cars. This group reaches a share of all new electric car registrations of 81.6% or 13 040 vehicles. The most electric cars were newly registered in Vienna and Lower Austria with shares of 18.5% and 18.4%, respectively. They are followed by the provinces of Upper Austria with a share of 17.6% and Styria with 13.0%.

The Top 10 brands in 2020 represent 67.5% of all new passenger car registrations. VW remained the market leader with a share of 15.4%, followed by Skoda with a share of 9.5%) as well as Seat and BMW, which each achieved a share of 6.4%. Compared to the previous year, all of the Top 10 brands had double-digit declines (Opel -43.7%, Ford -27.6%, VW -27.3%, Renault -24.0%, Hyundai -22.6%, Seat -19.7%, BMW -17.4%, Mercedes -14.8%, Skoda -13.5%, Audi -12.8%).

The number of new registrations of lorries declined in 2020 to 40 042 vehicles (-16.7%). Light commercial vehicles (lorries up to 3.5 t gross vehicle weight, gvw; class N1) - the most important type of lorry with a share of 91.3% - decreased by 15.8%. Lorries over 3.5 t up to 12 t gvw (class N2) decreased by 31.3%, heavy lorries (class N3; over 12 t gvw) by 23.3%. With 6 446 registered vehicles an increase of 6.9% was recorded for tractors used for agriculture and forestry. The number of new registrations of articulated lorries fell by 37.1% to 2 179 vehicles.

Among all vehicle types, campers recorded the highest growth in new registrations in 2020, albeit starting from a small share of 0.8% of all new vehicle registrations, reaching 2 969 units and an increase of 74.2%. In 2019 campers had a share of 0,4% with 1 704 registered units. An analysis of monthly trends shows that, especially from May 2020, new registration data showed a significant positive trend (May 9.0%, June 72.9%, July 119.3%, August 83.6%, September 639.6%, October 563.4%, November 518.8%, December 285.7%). In addition to campers, newly registered camping trailers also increased by 1.8% to 998 units in 2020.

As in 2019, where registrations of new two-wheelers went up 6.6%, the number of registrations also increased in 2020, by 13.4% to 46 099 units. As a result, two-wheelers - as was the case in 2016 - once again ranked second behind new passenger car registrations in terms of all new motor vehicle registrations. The previous peak in new registrations of two-wheelers was reached in 2008 with 53 255 vehicles. The number of new registrations of motorcycles - the most important type of two-wheeled vehicle -- increased by 16.3% to 32 204 units and that of scooters increased by 7.2% to 13 895 units.

In 2020 the share of electrically powered two-wheelers was 5.7% or 2 632 units. In the previous year this share was 6.0%. 769 motorcycles (+39.8%) and 1 863 scooters (-2.1%) had an electric drive.

Average CO2-emissions of newly registered passenger cars 2020 (provisional results)

According to the WLTP test procedure ("Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure"), the average CO2-emissions of newly registered passenger cars in 2020 amounted to 136 g/km (including electric and hydrogen vehicles). The average value for petrol-powered passenger cars was 143 g/km and for diesel-powered passenger cars 156 g/km. Within the most important CO2-class 131-140 g/km (share: 20.0%) 49 872 passenger cars were newly registered, followed by the CO2-classes 121-130 g/km (44 196 passenger cars; share: 17.8%), over 170 g/km (40 365 passenger cars; share: 16.2%) and 141-150 g/km (32 887 passenger cars; share: 13.2%).

Provisional results

Registrations of new passenger cars January to June 2021, by makes, CO2-emissions and fuel consumption

New vehicle registrations by reporting years

Registrations of new vehicles January to June 2021
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2020
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2019
Registrations of new vehicles January to Dezember 2018
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2017
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2016
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2015
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2014
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2013
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2012
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2011
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2010
Registrations of new vehicles January to December 2009

Additional Tables

One-day registrations January to June 2021
One-day registrations January to December 2020
One-day registrations January to December 2019
One-day registrations January to December 2018
One-day registrations January to December 2017
One-day registrations January to December 2016
One-day registrations January to December 2015
One-day registrations January to December 2014
One-day registrations January to December 2013
One-day registrations January to December 2012
Short-term registrations January to June 2021
Short-term registrations January to December 2020
Short-term registrations January to December 2019
Short-term registrations January to December 2018
Short-term registrations January to December 2017
Short-term registrations January to December 2016
Short-term registrations January to December 2015
Short-term registrations January to December 2014
Short-term registrations January to December 2013
Short-term registrations January to December 2012
Short-term registrations January to December 2011
Short-term registrations January to December 2010
Short-term registrations 2009

Time series

Registrations of new vehicles 1994 to 2020

19.07.2021Passenger car one-day registrations increased by one fourth in 1st half of 2021; still well below 2019 levelPDF34 KB
09.07.2021One fifth more new passenger car registrations in the 1st half of 2021, but still about one fourth less than in 2019PDF34 KB
10.06.2021New passenger car registrations rose by 11.3% in May 2021; alternative drives clearly on the risePDF34 KB
11.05.2021New passenger car registrations nearly doubled in April 2021; alternative powered passenger cars are significantly increasingPDF35 KB
20.04.2021Passenger car one-day registrations increased by about one fifth in the 1st quarter of 2021PDF32 KB
12.04.2021New passenger car registrations increased by 16.2% in the first quarter of 2021; March results almost reach pre-Corona level PDF34 KB
09.03.20215.7% fewer new passenger car registrations in February 2021, ongoing growth in alternatively powered passenger carsPDF33 KB
09.02.2021More than one third less new passenger car registrations in January 2021PDF33 KB
18.01.2021New passenger car registrations decreased by one fourth in 2020; two-wheelers and passenger cars with alternative drive systems showed significant increasesPDF37 KB
10.12.202026.6% fewer new passenger car registrations in the period January to November 2020; alternative drives continue to gain in importancePDF34 KB
10.11.2020New passenger car registrations fell by more than a quarter in the period January to October 2020; alternative drive systems continue to gain in importancePDF33 KB
09.10.2020September is first month of 2020 with growth in new car registrations (+5.3%)PDF36 KB
11.08.2020Fewer new registrations in July 2020: motor vehicles -13.2%; passenger cars -21.1%PDF38 KB
09.07.2020New passenger car registrations decreased by more than one third in the first half-year 2020PDF39 KB
10.06.2020New passenger car registrations down by one third in May 2020, nearly a quarter less new motor vehicle registrationsPDF39 KB
12.05.2020Passenger car registrations fell by two thirds in April 2020PDF33 KB
20.04.2020Almost one third fewer one-day registrations of passenger cars in the first quarter of 2020PDF33 KB
09.04.2020New passenger car registrations decreased by one third in the first quarter of 2020PDF34 KB
10.03.202010.9% decrease of new passenger car registrations in February 2020PDF39 KB
11.02.2020Number of new passenger car registrations decreased by 9.1% in January 2020PDF39 KB
15.01.2020New passenger car registrations declined by 3.4% in 2019; significant growth for passenger cars powered by alternative fuelsPDF45 KB


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