New commercial vehicle registrations are going gangbusters across the European Union (EU).
For Q1 2023, new truck sales reached 86,455 units, up 19.4 per cent compared to Q1 2022.
All member states except Denmark (-8.9 per cent) recorded substantial growth, including the four largest markets: Germany (+20.9 per cent), France (+12.4 per cent), Poland (+19.1 per cent) and Italy (+9.5 per cent).
As for the fuel types of new trucks, 96.1 per cent are diesel, 1.1 per cent are electrically chargeable and 2.7 per cent are ‘other’.
“Diesel trucks remained the top choice for buyers in the EU, representing 96.1 per cent of all new registrations in the first quarter of 2023,” the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA) said in a statement.
“New diesel truck registrations increased by 19.4 per cent, with most member states reporting double- or triple-digit gains. Having recorded a remarkable 408.5 per cent growth, electrically chargeable vehicles now represent 1.1 per cent of all EU trucks, with 939 units.”
ACEA is a Brussels-based trade association of the 14 major car, van, truck and bus producers in Europe.
The ACEA commercial vehicle members are DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck, Ford Trucks, IVECO Group, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle and Volvo Group.
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