Cars: August sales in Europe -18.1%, Stellantis -29.4%

TURIN, 16 SEPTEMBER – In the month of August in the European Union markets, EFTA countries and the United Kingdom – according to data from Acea, the European manufacturers’ association – 724,710 cars were registered, 18.1% less than same month of 2020. Overall since the beginning of the year, registrations have been 8,188,886, 12.7% more than the same period last year, which was strongly affected by the epidemic. In the same month, the Stellantis group registered 122,836 cars, 29.4% less than in the same month of 2020. The share is 16.9% compared to 19.7%. Since the beginning of the year, registrations of the group have been 1,684,112, 14.8% more than the same period last year with the share going from 20.2% to 20.6%. “On the car market, exhausted by the pandemic, another blow is coming: the semiconductor crisis that is affecting the production of cars in an increasingly serious way”, underlines the Centro Studio Promotor, according to which “it is necessary that the our country adopts as soon as possible a policy of incentives for the transition to electric cars that goes beyond the episodic interventions and provides permanent support both for the purchase of green cars and for those of traditional cars with low emissions. The occasion is the next budget law and also the European Union’s NRP which will bring huge resources to Italy ”. (HANDLE).

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