7 percent more than in April 2018, as the Federal office for statistics announced on Tuesday. Already in March, the increase was 3 percent. In January and February, the number of newly registered vehicles has been declining to stable.

Nearly the amount of vehicles with Hybrid exploded and pure electric drives. Broken down by type of fuel, hybrid vehicles rose compared to April of 2018, 43 percent, the E-cars by a whopping 244 percent. Only slightly the number of new registrations for petrol (+4%) and the registrations of new diesel rose vehicles remained stable. (SDA)