New car registrations increased in Romania, in the first seven months of 2023, by 22.2%, compared to the same period of the previous year, while “green” cars registered a 36.5% jump and reached a quota market share of 22.9%, reveals data published on Thursday by the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Importers (APIA).
Depending on the type of fuel of the registered cars, in the reference interval, gasoline engines registered a decrease of 1.4% compared to the same period of the previous year, thus reaching a weight of 63.9%. As for cars equipped with diesel engines, they show a decrease of 1%, from year to year, and have a share of 13.1% of the total, according to Agerpres.
On the other hand, electric cars, respectively electric ones (100% and plug-in hybrids), as well as full hybrid ones (which also have electric propulsion without charging from an external source), reached a market share of 22.9% , after the first seven months, a share that exceeds by 9.8% the share held by diesel engines. In this sense, 100% electric cars have a 10.4% market share in the first seven months of 2023, compared to 7.9% a year ago.
Purchases in the category of ecological cars increased by 36.5%, in the first seven months of this year, compared to the similar period in 2022, the important increase of 100% electric cars (+62.7%) and those plug-in hybrid (+48.8%).
While, in July 2023, electric cars report an increase of 86.4% compared to the same month last year, in the first half of the year there was a 62.7% increase compared to the previous year in this segment.
Also, plug-in cars accumulated significant volumes, increasing by 60.5%, in July 2023 vs. July 2022, respectively by 48.8% in the first seven months, compared to the same period last year.
At the same time, sales of full hybrid cars increased by 7.9% compared to July 2022 and by 11.5% compared to the first seven months of last year.
The ranking of the first five best-selling 100% electric cars is led by Dacia Spring (4,094 units). Tesla Model Y (1,109 units), Renault Megane (586 units), Tesla Model 3 (552 units) and Volkswagen e-UP! (364).