The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) announced the new car registration data for the EU countries for the month of March.

Accordingly, new automobile sales in EU countries increased by 28.8 percent last month compared to the same period of 2022 and reached 1 million 87 thousand 939.

In the member countries of the Union, new vehicle registrations increased by 17.9 percent in January-March 2023 compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 2 million 650 thousand 711.

37.5 percent of the new cars sold in EU countries in March are gasoline, 24.3 percent hybrid, 14.5 percent diesel, 13.9 percent all-electric, 7.2 percent plug-in hybrid and 7.2 percent of the new cars sold in EU countries. 2.6 of them were made up of other fuels.

Car sales among EU countries increased by 66.1 percent in Spain, 40.7 percent in Italy, 24.2 percent in France and 16.6 percent in Germany in March compared to the same period last year.

Among the 27 member countries of the Union, the highest number of new cars were put on the road in Germany in March. During this period, 281 thousand 361 new cars were registered in Germany, 182 thousand 712 in France, 168 thousand 259 in Italy and 99 thousand 524 in Spain.

According to the manufacturers, VW Group sold the most new cars in the EU in March with 275,757.

Stellantis Group followed VW Group in new vehicle sales in EU. Stellantis Group, which includes brands such as Peugeot, Fiat, Citroen and Opel, sold a total of 216,862 cars. Renault Group took the third place with 110 thousand 496 new cars, while Hyundai Group took the fourth place with 83 thousand 376 new cars.

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