In 2021, 350 056 motor vehicles were newly registered in Switzerland. This was 3.9% more than in 2020, but still 14.6% less than in 2019 before the arrival of COVID-19. Delivery problems related to the ‘chip crisis’ were responsible for this
figure, which remains low in long-term comparison.
New passenger car registrations increased by 1.5% in 2021 compared to 2020 (–22.6% compared to 2019). Once again, the number of new electric cars and plug-in hybrids rose sharply (+62.1% and +50.9% respectively compared to 2020). Together these two groups accounted for 22.2% of all new passenger cars in 2021.