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One fifth more new passenger car registrations in the 1st half of 2021, but still about one fourth less than in 2019
15 000 electric passenger cars;
share of alternative fuels first time higher than diesel-powered cars
Compared to January to June 2020, the number of new
registrations of diesel-powered passenger cars
In the first half of 2021, a total of 15 347electric passenger cars were newly registered. Compared to 2020 (4 805 electric passenger cars), this represents an increase of 219.4%; compared to 2019 (4 904 electric passenger cars) an increase of 212.9%. This means that almost as many electric passenger cars were newly registered in the first half of 2021 as in the whole of 2020 (15 972 passenger cars) and significantly more than in the whole of 2019 (9 242 passenger cars).
The share of private vehicle owners in the newly registered electric cars from January to June 2021 was 16.0% (2020: 22.4%; 2019: 21.4%).
CO2 emissions of diesel-powered passenger cars higher than those of petrol-powered cars
According to the provisional results (based on the WLTP test procedure), the CO2 emissions of all newly registered passenger cars (incl. electric and hydrogen vehicles) amounted to 120.5 g/km in the first half of the year. For newly registered passenger cars with petrol-powered, an average value of 138.9 g/km was observed, for those with diesel-powered a value of 150.0 g/km.
Top 10 passenger car makes represent more than two-thirds of new registrations
Among the top ten passenger car makes, which together
represented more than two-thirds of new registrations in the 1st
half of the year, VW
New vehicle registrations increase more than one fourth in the 1st half of 2021
A total of 208 831 new motor vehicles were registered from January to June 2021. This is 28.2% more than in 2020 but 12.0% less than in the 1st half of 2019.
The "Normverbrauchsabgabegesetz" (NoVAG
1991) coming into law on 1 July 2021 (with a transition period regarding
vehicles for which an irrevocable written purchase agreement was concluded
before 1 June 2021 and whose delivery takes place by the end of October
2021), which largely concerns light commercial vehicles, led to purchases
in advance. Lorries cl. N1 recorded increases of 83.0% % compared to
the first half of the pandemic year 2020, but also about one third higher
Among the commercial vehicles, more new registrations
were observed for articulated lorries
There were also strong increases in campers over the past two years; in the 1st half of 2021 the number of new registrations amounted to 2 628 which is by 128.5%above the result of 2020 and by 127.7% above that of 2019.
Among two-wheelers, more registrations compared to
2020 were observed for motorcycles
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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