Road vehicles - New registrations


Overview

In 2022, 322 387 motor vehicles were newly registered in Switzerland, 7.8% fewer than in 2021. Compared with 2019, the last 'pre-covid year', the decline was even 21.2%. The war in Ukraine also contributed to this, exacerbating the pandemic-related supply bottlenecks.

Passenger cars accounted for around three quarters of new registrations. A total of 229 403 cars were newly put into circulation on Swiss roads in 2022: 5.2% fewer than in 2021 and even 26.6% fewer than in 2019. Once again, however, there was an increase in electric cars: in 2022, 17.7% of newly registered passenger cars were purely electric, 4.4 percentage points more than in 2021 (13.2%).

New registrations – annual data
  2022
 
Change 2021/22, as %
Total motor vehicles (excl. mopeds)  322 387 –7.8
 229 403 –5.2

of which petrol-driven

 86 231 –14.4

of which diesel-driven

 26 608 –18.5

of which conventional hybrid vehicles1

 58 041 +6.6

of which plug-in hybrid vehicles1

 17 812 –18.3

of which all-electric vehicles

 40 507 +26.5
 7 972 –17.9

of which camper vans

 7 134 –15.5
 28 942 –13.3

of which light vehicles (up to 3.5 t)

 25 196 –14.7

of which heavy vehicles (more than 3.5 t)

 3 746 –2.4
Agricultural vehicles  2 753 –18.5
Industrial vehicles  4 518 –4.1
Motorcycles  48 799 –13.6
 
Trailers  19 968 –8.3
1) Petrol-electric, diesel-electric Source: FSO, FEDRO – New registrations of road vehicles (IVS)

Current monthly data

New registrations – current monthly data
  December 2022
 
Change 2021/22,
as %
January-December 2022 Change 2021/22,
as %
Total motor vehicles (excl. mopeds) 29 450 +1.0 322 387 –7.8
24 399 +0.8 229 403 –5.2

of which petrol-driven

7 973 –2.4 86 231 –14.4

of which diesel-driven

2 278 –23.6 26 608 –18.5

of which conventional hybrid vehicles1

5 695 +13.4 58 041 +6.6

of which plug-in hybrid vehicles1

1 619 –33.1 17 812 –18.3

of which all-electric vehicles

6 813 +22.7 40 507 +26.5
418 –29.0 7 972 –17.9

of which camper vans

318 –31.3 7 134 –15.5
2 854 +4.2 28 942 –13.3

of which light vehicles (up to 3.5 t)

2 463 –0.8 25 196 –14.7

of which heavy vehicles (more than 3.5 t)

391 +51.6 3 746 –2.4
Agricultural vehicles 138 –11.0 2 753 –18.5
Industrial vehicles 407 +11.8 4 518 –4.1
Motorcycles 1 234 +12.9 48 799 –13.6
         
Trailers 1 082 –4.0 19 968 –8.3
1) Petrol-electric, diesel-electric
Situation on: January 3, 2023/22
Source: FSO, FEDRO – New registrations of road vehicles (IVS)

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