2021 car sales: new historic low

Dutch sales statistics reached an all-time low in 2020, but those for 2021 are even sadder. In 2021, 322,831 new passenger cars were sold in the Netherlands, according to figures from the RAI Association, Bovag and RDC. There haven’t been that few since 1967.

In the past year, 322,831 new passenger cars were registered in the Netherlands, another 9.2 percent less than were registered in 2020 (355,431 units). 2021 will go down in the automotive history books as the year with the lowest car sales since 1967 when 263,588 purchase contracts were signed. 2019 was the last full year of sales without a pandemic, which resulted in a chip shortage that severely hampered car production and delivery. In that year, 455,217 new passenger cars were sold. In total, 64,027 of the new passenger cars registered in 2021 were fully electric. The EV thus accounted for a market share of 19.8 percent. In 2020, even …

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Source: AutoWeek by www.autoweek.nl.

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