The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has published the new registration statistics for 2021. According to this, a total of 2.62 million new cars came onto the roads last year, which is -10.1 percent less than in 2020.
The alternative drive types defied this negative trend and closed the year 2021 almost exclusively with positive signs, according to the KBA in a recent press release. 355.With a share of 13.6 percent, 961 purely electric passenger cars (BEV) show an increase of +83.3 percent. 754.588 hybrid vehicles (+43.0 percent) achieved a share of 28.8 percent, including 325.449 plug-in hybrids (+62.3 percent) had a share of 12.4 percent. In 2021, LPG-powered passenger cars (10th.118 / +54.6 percent) with a share of 0.4 percent and natural gas-powered cars (3916 / -45.3 percent) with 0.1 percent.
- Tesla Model 3 (35.262)
- VW e Up! (30.797)
- VW ID.3 (26.693)
- Renault Zoe (24.736)
- Smart EQ ForTwo (17.409)
- Hyundai Kona Electric (17th.240)
- Skoda Enyaq iV (13.026)
- VW ID.4 (12.734)
- Fiat 500 (12th.516)
- BMW i3 (12th.178)
Among the German brands, the number of new registrations showed a double-digit increase for Smart (+49.7 percent) and Opel (+10.7 percent). Porsche (+9.9 percent) was also able to close the annual balance sheet with a positive sign. All other German brands saw a decline in 2021, which was most noticeable for Ford at -35.0 percent, followed by Mercedes at -25.7 percent. Despite a decline (-6.8 percent), VW remained the market leader with a share of 18.7 percent.
Polestar and Tesla with triple-digit growth rates
The annual results for the imported brands varied. The brands Polestar with +153.2 percent and Tesla with +137.9 percent were able to record three-digit growth in the annual balance sheet. Suzuki achieved double-digit growth of +22.1 percent. Kia (+2.4 percent) and Hyundai (+1.5 percent) achieved single-digit growth in new registrations. For the other imported brands, the annual balance showed declining registration figures, which were most noticeable for Jaguar at -39.0 percent, followed by Honda at -32.4 percent. Skoda (5.7 percent) continued to have the largest share of new registrations among the import brands, followed by Seat and Hyundai (4.1 percent each) and Renault (4.0 percent).
A good three quarters of all new registrations were in the SUV (25.4 percent), compact class (17.5 percent), small car (14.3 percent), off-road vehicle (10.7 percent) and mid-size (10.3 percent) segments. The most significant growth was seen in the minis (+16.5 percent), the luxury class (+8.4 percent), the SUVs (+7.5 percent) and mobile homes (+4.4 percent).
Fossil drives clearly declining
The proportion of gasoline powered cars (972.588 / -28.6 percent) at 37.1 percent was well below the previous year’s level (46.7 percent); the proportion of diesel powered cars (524.446 / -36.0 percent) In the annual balance, only 20 percent (previous year: 28.1 percent).
In 2021, 65.4 percent (-6.5 percent) of the new car commercial and 34.6 percent (-16.3 percent) were approved privately. And also in the painting, the KBA book: The preferred colors in new car purchase continued gray / silver (29.8 percent) and black (24.7 percent). The proportion of white cars was also at the previous year’s level (21.5 percent).
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