News Digest Item
04 Jan 2017

SUVs record largest gains in new car registrations

Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

The popularity of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) continues to grow in Germany. New SUV registrations rose by a quarter last year, outpacing all other vehicle classes, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). But new cars’ average CO2 emissions fell to 127.4 g/km from 128.8 g/km in 2015. Of all newly registered cars, 52.1 percent used petrol and 45.9 percent diesel fuel. The share of vehicles with alternative propulsion systems was 2.0 percent – 47,996 hybrids (of which 13,744 were plug-ins) und 11,410 pure e-cars. Total new car registrations rose 4.5 percent to 3.35 million.

Find the press release in German here.

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