Compared to the previous month, the Federal Motor Transportation Authority again recorded an increase in the number of new cars registered. However, in a year-on-year comparison, it looks different.
Berlin (dpa) – The number of new cars registered in Germany also increased slightly in October. Last month, 274,303 new cars hit the road, as announced by the Federal Motor Transportation Authority (KBA).
That was 9076 vehicles or 3.4 percent more than in September, but 3.6 percent less than in the same month last year. In September, the car market in Germany recovered slightly for the first time after the Corona crisis and increased slightly compared to September 2019.
However, according to the Automotive Industry Association (VDA), this was primarily due to the fact that at that time a regulation had come into effect in relation to the new WLTP test standard, which had resulted in a level of approval particularly low in September 2019.
Now the numbers are down again compared to a year ago. Due to the Corona crisis and associated restrictions, the number of new registrations in Germany had collapsed. Auto dealerships and registry offices were temporarily closed, but are not affected by the new partial closure. In the first ten months of this year, the VDA accounted for 2.3 million new vehicles registered, about a quarter less than in the same period last year. Regardless of this, the number of electric cars in particular is increasing.
According to the KBA, every twelfth new vehicle registration (8.4 percent) is now a purely electric drive. Almost 23,200 vehicles of this type were registered in October, almost five times more than in October of the previous year.