SUVs record largest gains in new car registrations
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.