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Vehicle fleet in Germany 2019: more cars, more SUVs

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D The largest share of the stock is made up of passenger cars with 47,715. 977 units, with the VW brand being the most numerous with a share of 21.1 percent. On the places behind Mercedes followed with 9.4 percent, Opel with 9.1 percent. As of January 1, 2020, Skoda combined most of the registrations among the import brands. The Czech car brand has 4.8 percent (+ 5.9 percent). It is followed by Renault with a share of 3.7 percent (-1.1%) and Hyundai and Toyota with 2.7 percent (+ 7.0% and -0.2%).

SUV, Womos and SUVs are booming

According to vehicle segments there was an increase of 19.8 percent for SUVs, followed by mobile homes with an increase of 10.6 percent and SUVs with growth of 8.1 percent.

The share of petrol in Germany is 65.9 percent, the diesel engines hold 31.7 percent. There are still significant increases in the alternative drive types . The pure electric cars increased by 64.3 percent, the hybrid models by 58.0 percent. However, the proportions are at a very low level. The proportion of electric cars rose from 0.2 percent (83,175) to 0.3 percent (136,617) and that of hybrid cars from 0.7 percent (341,411) to 1.1 percent (539,383). The number of plug-in hybrid vehicles grew from 66,997 to 102,175 (+52.5%). Their share doubled to 0.2 percent. LPG-powered cars (371,472 /-6.1%) were registered with a share of 0.8 percent and natural gas-powered cars (82,198 /+ 1.8%) with a share of 0.2 percent. The number of hydrogen-powered cars rose from 374 to 507 (+ 35.6%).

Divided according to emission standards , around 15.4 million (+ 24.5%) cars with EU 6 on German roads. Of these, 89,019 Euro 6d and 3,526,861 Euro 6d-Temp. Vehicles with EU 5 and EU 4 fell by 3.6 percent and 7.4 percent to 25.8 and 25.9 percent respectively. The average age of the registered cars is 9.6 years, a year earlier it was 9.1 years. Vehicles that are more than 30 years old are enjoying growing popularity as oldtimers . A total of 857,039 models are on the road on German roads. Around 100,000 more than in 2019 - an increase of 13.3 percent.

Only oneThird female owners

42.5 million (89.0%) of the cars were private persons (including 34.2% female owners). The number of commercial owners rose by 3.2 percent to 11.0 percent. The motor vehicle trade showed an increase of +2.5 percent to 480,243 units. 278,547 vehicles were registered for vehicle rental. Here the increase was +8.9 percent. On 1.1. In 2020 there were 595,046 vintage cars (motor vehicles and vehicle trailers (+ 10.9%)); including cars: 526,001 /+ 10.8 percent registered with and without historical license plates. In addition, 2,488,155 seasonal license plates (+ 2.3%) were issued. 202,996 vehicles were registered with an E-license plate (+79.9%) on the reporting date.

Most of the vehicles were in the most populous federal states North Rhine-Westphalia with just under 12.1 million (+1.6%), followed by Bavaria with around 10.3 million (+1.7%) and Baden-Württemberg with around 8.2 million (+1.6%).


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