Germany 2013 new car registrations down 4.2% year on year

03 January 2014 14:22  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Germany’s 2013 full-year new car registrations fell 4.2% year on year to 2.95m, the country’s federal motor transport authority (KBA) said in a data release on Friday.

Gasoline-powered cars accounted for 50.9% of registrations and diesel-powered cars 47.5%.

Alternatively-powered cars accounted for 1.6% of overall registrations in 2013, up from 1.3% in 2012. There were 26,348 registrations of hybrid cars last year. Registrations for electro-powered cars doubled to 6,051.

Overall, Volkswagen remained market leader in 2013 with a share of 21.8%, despite seeing its registrations fall 4.6%, the KBA said.

For the month of December alone new car registrations rose 5.4% year on year, to 215,320.

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