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AUTO SALES: Fuel types of new vans: diesel 92.4%, electric 2.0%, hybrids 0.9% market share in 2020

  • Date: 19-03-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 19 March 2021 – In 2020, diesel remained the most popular fuel for new light commercial vehicles in the European Union, accounting for 92.4% of the van market. Although the coronavirus pandemic dragged down the overall performance of the EU market, sales of electrically-chargeable and hybrid electric vans increased last year. Electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) made up 2.0% of total van sales across the region (up from 1.3% in 2019), while hybrid vans accounted for 0.9% of the EU ma

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HYDROGEN: South Korean giants make $38.2 billion hydrogen fuel investment

  • Date: 12-03-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Hydrogen Fuel News

South Korean giants make $38.2 billion hydrogen fuel investment Five conglomerates invested 43 trillion won to achieve a hydrogen economy by 2030.

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AUTO SALES: India: Passenger Vehicle Sales Rise At The Fastest Pace In Five Months

  • Date: 10-03-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Factory-gate shipments of passenger vehicles rose at the fastest pace in five months, helped by utility vehicles and a low base even as supply chain constraints persist. Domestic wholesales of passenger vehicles rose 17.92% year-on-year to 2.8 lakh units in February, according to data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. That’s the seventh straight month of increase in sales. Car sales rose 4.43% over the year earlier to 1.55 lakh units.

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AUTO SALES: Tesla Cuts Model 3 Prices in Japan By as Much as 24%

  • Date: 18-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Tesla Inc. slashed prices for its Model 3 in Japan, part of a wider effort to build its presence and spur demand in a market that has seemed largely impenetrable for the electric vehicle maker.

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AUTO SALES: Passenger car registrations: -24.0% in January 2021

  • Date: 17-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 17 February 2021 – In January 2021, new car registrations tumbled by 24.0% from 956,447 units in January 2020 to 726,491 units this year, marking the lowest January total on record to date.

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AUTO SALES: Europe Auto Sales Resume Steep Decline in January After Reprieve

  • Date: 16-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Bloomberg

Passenger-car sales in Europe’s five biggest markets tumbled by more than a quarter last month after lockdowns to combat the pandemic shuttered dealerships and consumers shied away from large purchases.

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AUTO SALES: New-vehicle demand rebounded sharply in January, CAAM projects

  • Date: 04-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

New-vehicle sales surged 32 percent in January from a year earlier, when the coronavirus outbreak emerged and the lunar Chinese New Year holiday resulted in fewer working days, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers estimates.

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AUTO SALES: Fuel types of new cars: electric 10.5%, hybrid 11.9%, petrol 47.5% market share full-year 2020

  • Date: 04-02-21
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: ACEA

Brussels, 4 February 2021 – In the fourth quarter of 2020, nearly one in six passenger cars registered in the European Union was an electrically-chargeable vehicle (16.5%). Stimulus packages introduced by governments to boost demand, following the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on car sales, sought to stimulate alternatively-powered vehicles in particular, further driving demand for low and zero-emission cars.

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