STILL AT THE TOP – According to the data released by Jet, the Dacia Sandero (above), with 14,961 units as of August 2021 it is still the best-selling car in Europe. The subcompact of the Romanian company beats once again Volkswagen Golf, which stops at 13,664 units with a monthly decline of 38% on an annual basis, and the Toyota Yaris, third at 12,594. Even the car in fourth position is once again a model of the Romanian house; the suv Dacia Duster. The Fiat 500 did well, sixth at 10,996 units.
THE CLASSIFICATION OF EV – As for the electric, the best-selling is the Volkswagen ID.3 (7,904), which slightly exceeds the Tesla Model 3, second (7,824). Third place for the Volkswagen ID.4, which registered 4,624 units. Worth noting is the excellent result of the new Tesla Model Y, which immediately entered the top 10 of the electric ranking registering 3,478 number plates. Tenth place for the Fiat 500, which registered 3,152 units.
DOWN – With regard to overall sales, according to data including the 26 European markets, the registrations of new cars have slowed down in August 2021, with a decrease of 18%, to 713,714 units. This marks the lowest volume recorded in August since 2014. The drop last July did not, however, offset the growth recorded during the second quarter of the year. The year-to-date volume remains higher than last year, with 8,095,419 registered units compared to 7,192,839 registered between January and August 2020.
ELECTRICITY GROWS – Despite a troubled market, vehicle performance electric and plug-in hybrids continue to grow. In fact, last month there was a strong increase in demand, which allowed these vehicles to record their second highest monthly market share ever, of 21%. The 151,737 units registered in August mark a 61% year-over-year increase and bring the total volume from January to 1.32 million units.
THE COLLAPSE OF DIESEL – In August, electric and plug-in hybrids have passed their counterparts diesel. During the same month last year, the volume of electric vehicles was 158,300 units less than diesel cars, however, as of August 2021, we saw electric vehicles surpass diesel ones by 10,100 units. Demand was particularly strong for the electric versions of the Fiat 500, Peugeot 208, Hyundai Kona, Opel Corsa and Kia Niro, as well as the very good results of the Volkswagen ID.3.