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Electric car sales tripled in June in Germany

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In June three times as many electric cars were registered as in the same month last year. With 33,420 newly registered battery electric cars, the number was 311.6 percent above June 2020. The share of all newly registered cars was 12.2 percent last month, reports the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

The number of newly registered hybrid vehicles grew by around 153 percent to 76,564 cars; 31,314 of these were plug-in hybrids, with sales growing by 191.3 percent.

According to KBA, a total of 274,152 new passenger cars were registered in Germany in June, an increase of 24.5 percent. In the entire first half of the year, 1,390,889 new vehicles were put on the road, 14.9 percent more than in the first half of 2020.

VW remained the market leader among new car registrations with 276,486 new vehicles, which makes up just under 20 percent. This is followed by BMW and Mercedes with 8.5 and 8.4 percent, Audi grabbed 7.6 percent from the market.

“New registrations in 2021 will remain well below the level before the start of the corona pandemic,” said the President of the Association of International Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (VDIK), Reinhard Zirpel.

The lack of semiconductors continues to be a negative factor. The Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) again lowered its annual forecast for car production to 3.6 million vehicles on Monday. That would be an increase of 3 percent compared to the previous year’s production, which was dampened by corona lockdowns. Two months ago, the VDA cut its growth forecast from 20 to 13 percent.


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