Road vehicles - New registrations


Overview

The coronavirus pandemic affected the Swiss automobile market badly in 2020. 336 841 motor vehicles were newly registered nationwide. This was the lowest number for 24 years and a decline of 17.8% in comparison with 2019. New registrations of passenger cars fell by as much as 23.7%.

Despite this record drop the number of newly registered electric cars (49.8%) and plug-in hybrids (+225.7%) rose again in 2020. Together these two groups accounted for 14.3% of all new passenger cars.

New registrations – annual data
  2020
 
Change 2019/20, as %
Total motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 336 841 –17.8
238 664 –23.7

of which petrol-driven

119 097 –38.1

of which diesel-driven

51 987 –34.7

of which conventional hybrid vehicles1

32 757 +49.3

of which plug-in hybrid vehicles1

14 439 +225.7

of which all-electric vehicles

19 765 +49.8
7 870 +21.1

of which camper vans

6 691 +25.8
32 430 –18.9

of which light vehicles (up to 3.5 t)

28 591 –19.7

of which heavy vehicles (more than 3.5 t)

3 839 –13.2
Agricultural vehicles 3 252 +4.4
Industrial vehicles 4 505 –4.1
Motorcycles 50 120 +17.5
 
Trailers 20 631 +3.6
1) Petrol-electric, diesel-electric Source: FSO, FEDRO – New registrations of road vehicles (IVS)

Current monthly data

New registrations – current monthly data
  March 2021
 
Change 2020/21,
as %
January - March 2021 Change 2020/21,
as %
Total motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 38 876 +46.0 83 226 +9.3
25 010 +42.1 56 685 +2.0

of which petrol-driven

11 764 +29.4 26 410 –12.5

of which diesel-driven

3 872 –3.8 9 370 –31.1

of which conventional hybrid vehicles1

5 076 +155.7 11 724 +93.6

of which plug-in hybrid vehicles1

1 961 +128.3 4 350 +87.7

of which all-electric vehicles

2 299 +46.1 4 749 +51.0
1 093 +49.1 2 229 +29.6

of which camper vans

1 024 +51.7 1 987 +32.1
3 577 +31.3 8 807 +7.3

of which light vehicles (up to 3.5 t)

3 166 +33.6 7 832 +9.0

of which heavy vehicles (more than 3.5 t)

411 +15.8 975 –4.1
Agricultural vehicles 414 –3.0 936 +6.4
Industrial vehicles 493 +15.2 1 177 +17.6
Motorcycles 8 289 +75.4 13 392 +52.9
         
Trailers 2 504 +46.7 5 357 +22.2
1) Petrol-electric, diesel-electric
Note: Provisional data; situation on: April 3, 2021/20
Source: FSO, FEDRO – New registrations of road vehicles (IVS)

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