September is first month of 2020 with growth
in new car registrations
As the method of calculating the engine-related insurance
tax changes from 1 October 2020 – in which not only the power of the
combustion engine but also the CO2
emissions are used for assessment – growth was recorded in September
in the passenger car segments of large vans
The ongoing growth in new registrations of campers
January to september 2020: new registrations
of passenger cars
-30.1%; motor vehicles -24.4%
In the period January to September 2020, 180 639 new passenger cars were registered, 30.1% less than in the same period of the previous year (258 272). Passenger cars accounted for 68.5% of total new registrations. Only 37.1% or 67 068 of the newly registered passenger cars were registered by private persons, 62.9% or 113 571 passenger cars by entities, companies or local resp. regional authorities. In the same period of the previous year, the ratio was 33.3% to 66.7%.
In total, 263 574 new motor vehicles were registered from January to September 2020, 24.4% less than in the same period in 2019.
Increases for electric powered and hybrid passenger cars; decreases for petrol and diesel
In the first nine months of 2020, purely electric
powered passenger cars achieved an increase of 21.1% with a share of
5.0% (8 942 vehicles). Petrol-hybrid passenger cars (share: 9.1%) grew
by 94.7% to 16 398 vehicles, passenger cars with diesel-hybrid technology
(share: 2.6%) by 79.9% to 4 768. The number of natural gas passenger
cars rose by 13.2% to 326. There were fewer new registrations of petrol-
CO2 emissions of diesel-powered cars higher than those of petrol cars
According to preliminary data, the CO2 emissions of all newly registered passenger cars (including those with electric and hydrogen drive systems) averaged 140.2 g/km in the first three quarters (based on the WLTP test procedure; see methodological information). For newly registered petrol passenger cars, an average value of 144.5 g/km and for diesel passenger cars a value of 158.3 g/km was observed.
4.7% more motorcycles registered, but fewer scooters
The total number of newly registered two-wheelers
increased by 2.4% in the period from January to September 2020. More
motorcycles were newly registered
Of the 11 537 newly registered scooters, 1 497 had an
electric drive (share: 13.0%;
Commercial vehicle market declined, only tractors used for agriculture performed positively
In the commercial vehicle market, fewer new registrations
were recorded for articulated lorries
For more detailed results and further information concerning statistics of motor vehicles please refer to our website.
on methods, definitions: Motor vehicle statistics (registrations
of new and used vehicles as well as the stock of vehicles) are secondary
statistics, compiled on the basis of daily data files sent to Statistics Austria
by Austria’s association of insurance companies (VVO). VVO, in turn,
receives data by the insurances’ registrations offices, responsible
for registrations, de-registrations and rectifications of motor vehicles
Within motor vehicle statistics, all motor vehicles, once nationally or internationally registered, are levied, irrespective of the registration’s duration.
The determination of CO2-emissions is based on globally harmonized measurements within the framework of the WLTP test procedure ("Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure"); this measurement procedure replaces the "New European Driving Cycle" (NEDC), which was valid until the end of August 2017.
Engine related insurance tax according to the Tax Reform Act 2020 as amended.
For further inquiries please contact Directorate
Social Statistics, Statistics Austria:
Gerda FISCHER, Tel.
Mag. Stefan PREMM, Tel.:
Thomas JANKA, Tel.:
Media owner, producer and publisher:
STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Federal Institution under Public Law
1110 Vienna, Austria, Guglgasse 13, Tel.:
© STATISTICS AUSTRIA
© STATISTICS AUSTRIA, Last Changed 09.10.2020