Road vehicles - New registrations


Overview

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.

New registrations – annual data
  2021
 
Change 2020/21, as %
Total motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 350 056 +3.9
242 263 +1.5

of which petrol-driven

100 881 –15.3

of which diesel-driven

32 680 –37.1

of which conventional hybrid vehicles1

54 515 +66.4

of which plug-in hybrid vehicles1

21 789 +50.9

of which all-electric vehicles

32 033 +62.1
9 723 +23.5

of which camper vans

8 457 +26.4
33 414 +3.0

of which light vehicles (up to 3.5 t)

29 566 +3.4

of which heavy vehicles (more than 3.5 t)

3 848 +0.3
Agricultural vehicles 3 380 +3.9
Industrial vehicles 4 720 +4.8
Motorcycles 56 556 +12.8
 
Trailers 21 812 +5.7
1) Petrol-electric, diesel-electric Source: FSO, FEDRO – New registrations of road vehicles (IVS)

Current monthly data

New registrations – current monthly data
  April 2022
 
Change 2021/22,
as %
January -April 2022 Change 2021/22,
as %
Total motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 25 361 –26.8 102 979 –13.0
15 475 –29.0 70 067 –11.1

of which petrol-driven

6 047 –39.1 26 754 –26.6

of which diesel-driven

1 897 –41.8 8 355 –34.0

of which conventional hybrid vehicles1

4 185 –11.5 17 706 +6.5

of which plug-in hybrid vehicles1

1 260 –34.1 6 240 0.0

of which all-electric vehicles

2 070 +6.4 10 946 +62.7
739 –23.2 3 046 –7.2

of which camper vans

700 –21.4 2 817 –5.1
2 262 –27.1 9 796 –17.9

of which light vehicles (up to 3.5 t)

1 982 –27.6 8 642 –18.4

of which heavy vehicles (more than 3.5 t)

280 –23.5 1 154 –14.2
Agricultural vehicles 261 –31.5 990 –25.8
Industrial vehicles 358 –15.2 1 463 –8.8
Motorcycles 6 266 –21.5 17 617 –17.7
         
Trailers 1 951 –17.2 6 868 –11.4
1) Petrol-electric, diesel-electric
Note: Provisional data; situation on: May 3, 2022/21
Source: FSO, FEDRO – New registrations of road vehicles (IVS)

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