Number of registered vehicles in Germany keeps rising

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The total number of registered vehicles in Germany increased to 65.8 million in 2019, around one million more compared to the previous year, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) announced on Monday.

With 47.7 million units and an increase of 1.3 percent, passenger cars were once again the vehicle class with the highest share of around 73 percent, according to KBA. The German brand Volkswagen had the highest share among passenger cars with 21.1 percent, followed by Mercedes, Opel, Ford, BMW and Audi.

The number of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) recorded the highest growth rate by almost 20 percent, KBA noted.

According to the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), more than half of new cars sold in Germany in 2025 would be SUVs if the segment keeps growing at the pace of the last 10 years.

KBA stated that gasoline and diesel were the “most common fuel types” in Germany, accounting for around 98 percent together.

Increases in alternative drive systems were recorded — 64.3 percent for electric vehicles and 58.0 percent for hybrid vehicles, according to KBA. The number of electric cars in Germany rose to 136,617 and hybrid cars to 539,383. Enditem

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