According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, a total of 2.65 million new cars were registered in 2022. This is an increase of 1.1 percent compared to the previous year. The effects of the Ukraine war and the lack of chips are likely to have thwarted even more growth.

On the other hand, there was a boom in plug-in hybrids and electric cars before state subsidies were canceled or reduced on January 1, 2023. A good 64 percent of all new cars are commercially registered, which means that grey, black and white are the most popular colors.

362,093 plug-in hybrids were newly registered in 2022, pure electric cars increased by more than 32 percent to 470,559 units. This growth was at the expense of normal petrol engines (minus 11.2 percent) and diesel (minus 9.9 percent). Both types of drive still accounted for a good half of all new registrations. and incidentally came to a total of 0.7 percent. Overall average CO 2 emissions fell to 109.6 g/km. Motorcycles and the like were able to record an increase of 11.8 percent.

Winner of the year 2022: Dacia …

… and Tesla

But back to the German passenger car market: thanks to the new car, it was able to increase by 22 percent, but with 3,657 new registrations it is still only a 0.1 percent market share. Just above that is a percentage increase of 91.2 percent. Only grew even faster, namely by 166.4 percent to a good 7,000 new registrations.

and also increased very significantly. Dacia cracked the mark of 60,000 new registrations and now has a 2.3 percent market share, with Tesla there are almost 70,000 and 2.6 percent. For comparison: and are each at a good 78,000 new registrations. Top dog remains with 18.1 percent market share, followed by 9.2 percent. The most successful import brand remains with 5.4 percent market share. is present at 5.5 percent (5.0 percent).

Among the losers is a decline of 25 percent, even lost 43 percent. This may be due to the fact that the popular vehicle is now listed as a commercial vehicle. The , which will probably be presented in 2023, gives hope. Renault lost almost 25 percent over the previous year, a good 20 percent. The big minus of a good 50 percent at Smart is due to the model change to.

Which car models were the most popular in 2022? Of course, the VW remains by far at the top, 84,282 new registrations were accounted for by the series. Two other VWs follow almost equally: 2, 3, both with about 59,000 copies. Somewhat surprisingly, the Fiat took 4th place, probably thanks to the popular electric version, 5th place for the Opel explains itself in a similar way. Here is the complete top 10, in which Tesla was also able to place itself.

Other popular models are also interesting: At Mercedes, the leads, in terms of new registrations it is just ahead of the Skoda and slightly behind the Tesla. Remarkable are 32,638 new registrations of the Cupra or the 18,852 copies of the Mitsubishi.

This article was written by Roland Hildebrandt

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