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New passenger car registrations in
below pre-crisis level; new registrations of alternatively powered passenger
cars continue to rise strongly
Decline in petrol and diesel passenger cars; alternative drive systems only around 1 400 registrations behind petrol passenger cars
The renewed decline in new passenger car registrations in 2021 to 239 803 (2020: 248 740) is the lowest figure since 1984 (215 640). The number of newly registered passenger cars in 2021 is thus more than 70 000 vehicles below the 20-year average of 310 611 passenger cars.
New registrations of petrol-powered passenger cars (91 478; share: 38.1%) were down 15.1%, while those of diesel-powered passenger cars (58 263; share: 24.3%) were down 35.9%. The share of all alternatively powered passenger cars (90 062) increased by 17.5 percentage points to 37.6% within a year; the relative change from 2020 was 79.9% (2020: 50 060, share 20.1%; 2019: 26 346, share 8.0%; 2018: 16 807, share 4.9%). Among alternative drives, petrol-hybrid passenger cars (43 051) achieved a share of 18.0%, all-electric passenger cars (BEV; 33 366) 13.9% and diesel-hybrid passenger cars (13 545) 5.6%.
VW remains market leader ahead of Skoda and BMW
The top ten makes in 2021 accounted for 66.2% of all
new passenger car registrations. VW remained the market leader with
a share of 15.0%, followed by Skoda (share: 9.1%), BMW (share: 6.5%)
and Seat (share: 6.3%). Compared to the previous year, Audi
Passenger car CO2 emissions (WLTP) at 135 g/km on average
The preliminary average CO2 emissions of all newly registered passenger cars in 2021 according to the WLTP test procedure ("Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure") reached 135 g/km (excluding all-electric and hydrogen vehicles; including electric and hydrogen: 116 g/km). Passenger cars with petrol engines realised average CO2 emissions of 139 g/km, those with diesel engines 150 g/km.
Positive developments related to commercial vehicle market; strong increase of light commercial vehicles due to NoVA introduction
A total of 62 561 new lorry registrations
44 747 new registrations for two-wheelers
After a significant increase in new registrations
of two-wheelers in 2020
Used passenger car registrations increased
Registrations of used passenger cars increased by
3.6% to 871 065. Registrations of used petrol passenger cars (including
flex-fuel, 322 032, share: 37.0%,
Vehicle owners differ according to new and used passenger car registrations
66.5% of new passenger cars were registered to legal entities, companies and regional authorities in 2021, 33.5% to private vehicle owners. In the case of used passenger cars, only 10.0% were registered to legal entities, 90.0% to private owners. While 83.5% of all new BEV car registrations were accounted for by legal entities, companies and local authorities, and only 16.5% by private vehicle owners, 53.5% of used BEVs had private owners.
7.2 million motor vehicles registered in Austria, of which 5.1 million passenger cars
At the end of 2021, around 7.21 million motor vehicles
were registered in Austria, according to preliminary data, 1.6% more
than in the previous year. Passenger cars, the most important vehicle
type in terms of share (71.2%), accounted for around 5.13 million vehicles,
an increase of 0.8%. A total of 548 033 lorries
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
and trailers. Within motor vehicle statistics, all motor vehicles, once
nationally or internationally registered, are levied, irrespective of
the registration’s duration.
All new registrations, i.e. all brand-new registrations, are collected as part of the new vehicle registration statistics, regardless of the duration of the registration (including so-called "short-term registrations", e.g. one-day registrations).
In the case of the used motor vehicle registration statistics, all used vehicle registrations, i.e. registrations of vehicles that have already been registered once nationally or abroad, are surveyed, regardless of the duration of the registration.
Based on the motor vehicle stock of the previous year, all registered vehicles of the year - old and new - are added and the deregistrations are deducted, resulting in the annual vehicle stock.
The determination of CO2-emissions is based on globally harmonized measurements within the framework of the WLTP test procedure ("Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure"), which will apply from September 1st, 2018 - with a transitional period of up to 18 months; this measurement procedure replaces the "New European Driving Cycle" (NEDC).
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