Electric cars achieve a record share of new registrations

Released on 05.10. 2021

  • Of the 196. 972 Newly registered cars in September were 17, 1 percent battery electric vehicles and 12, 7 percent plug-in hybrids. Photo: Patrick Pleul

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More than a quarter of the newly registered cars in the past month were e-cars or hybrids. The decrease in the total number is clear, however.

Flensburg (dpa) – For car buyers, electric drives are increasingly an alternative. Their share of new registrations rose to a maximum in September, as shown by figures from the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

17, 1 percent were therefore battery electric cars and 12, 7 percent plug-in hybrids. Pure diesel drives came on 12, 9 percent, petrol engines 35, 9 percent.

The federal government and the manufacturers promote the purchase of Electric cars with up to 9000 euros. That should improve the climate balance. According to the KBA, all vehicles registered in September emitted an average of 6 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer 111, around 17 Percent less than a year ago.

Total were in September 196. 972 Cars newly registered. That was a good quarter less than in the same month last year and the weakest September value since 1991. In the second half of the year 2020 the federal government lowered the value added tax in order to stimulate the economy during the Corona crisis.

For the year as a whole, the German car market has so far been 1.2 percent in the red with around two million vehicles. In the factories, supply bottlenecks for semiconductors continue to hinder production, as the Association of the Automotive Industry announced. “The German car market is getting into increasingly difficult waters,” commented the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers.

Suppliers warned on Tuesday that the shortage of chips and high prices for raw materials and energy would bring many medium-sized companies Company in dire straits. Deliveries would be canceled at short notice, trucks would have to turn back, criticized the supplier industry working group. Car manufacturers refused to pay due to the lack of chips. The trade association of the German rubber industry warned of a wave of bankruptcies among small and medium-sized auto suppliers until Christmas.

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