Registration of New Vehicles

Registrations of new vehicles 2021

In 2021 a total of 371 252 new motor vehicles were registered, 5.1% fewer than in 2020; but still 14.9% less than in the pre-crisis year 2019. New registrations of passenger cars decreased by 3.6% to 239 803 cars, but the current level is still 27.2% below that of 2019. The number of newly registered lorries increased by 56.2% to 62 561 in 2021. Tractors used for agriculture and forestry achieved an increase of 32.3% with 8 529 new registrations. Fewer new registrations were observed for two-wheelers, which declined by 2.9% to 44 747 - after a significant increase in 2020.

The renewed decline in new passenger car registrations in 2021 to 239 803 (2020: 248 740) is the lowest figure since 1984 (215 640). Last year's registration figures are more than 70 000 registrations below the new registration average of 310 611 passenger cars over the past 20 years.

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%-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%.

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 (+13.1%) and Fiat (+10.2%) recorded increases. Declines in new passenger car registrations were observed for Renault (-16.8%), Ford (-13.6%), Hyundai (-8.6%), Skoda (-7.6%), VW (-6.0%), Seat (-4.8%), Mercedes (-3.4%) and BMW (-1.2%).

A total of 62 561 new lorry registrations (+56.2%) were registered in 2021. This is 22 519 more lorry registrations than in 2020 and 14 519 more than in the pre-crisis year 2019. The majority of this growth was observed in light commercial vehicles. In 2021, 22 261 more lorries class N1 (58 806, +60.9%) were registered than in 2020, mainly due to the introduction of the NoVA obligation for light commercial vehicles from  1 June 2021 onwards, with a transition period until the beginning of November 2021. New registrations of articulated lorries (2 925, +34.2%), tractors used for agriculture and forestry (8 529, +32.3%), lorries class N2 (394, +7.9%) and lorries class N3 (3 361, +7.3%) also developed positively. New registrations of campers continued their strong growth since the start of the pandemic (2020: 2 969, +74.2%) in 2021 with 4 782 registrations and an increase of 61.1%.

The share of new passenger car registrations by legal entities, companies and local authorities was 66.5% in 2021, while private vehicle owners accounted for 33.5%. 83.5% of all new BEV car registrations were accounted for by legal entities and only 16.5% by private vehicle owners.

Average CO2-emissions of newly registered passenger cars 2021 (provisional results)

According to the WLTP test procedure ("Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure"), the average CO2-emissions of newly registered passenger cars in 2021 amounted to 135 g/km (excluding all-electric and hydrogen vehicles; including electric and hydrogen: 116 g/km). The average value for petrol-powered passenger cars was 139 g/km and for diesel-powered passenger cars 150 g/km.

Provisional results

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

New vehicle registrations by reporting years

Registrations of new vehicles January to December 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 December 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 December 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 1995 to 2021

17.01.2022New passenger car registrations in 2021 27.2% below pre-crisis level; new registrations of alternatively powered passenger cars continue to rise stronglyPDF35 KB
10.12.2021New passenger car registrations from January to November 2021 stagnate compared to previous year; more than a quarter fewer new cars registered than in 2019PDF34 KB
10.11.2021New passenger car registrations from January to October 2021 at the previous year's level, but by more than one forth below 2019PDF35 KB
11.10.2021One-fifth fewer new passenger car registrations in September 2021PDF34 KB
09.09.2021New passenger car registrations in August 2021 decreased; share of alternatively powered passenger cars ahead of petrol and diesel for the first timePDF35 KB
10.08.2021One-fifth fewer new passenger car registrations in July 2021; alternative drives rising againPDF34 KB
19.07.2021Passenger car one-day registrations increased by one fourth in 1st half of 2021; still well below 2019 levelPDF33 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


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