Electric-powered vehicles’ share more than doubles in cars registered, while diesel loses market share
A total of 92,996 first and second-hand vehicles were registered in Turkey through September, the Turkish Statistical Institution said on Monday.
The number of road motor vehicle registrations in Turkey slipped by 12% on an annual basis, TurkStat said in a statement.
On a monthly basis, motor vehicle registrations fell by 3% in September.
The total number of road motor vehicles registered in traffic reached nearly 25.2 million as of the end of September, TurkStat said.
Last month, automobiles accounted for most new registrations 47.8% while motorcycles accounted for 29%. Small trucks represented 12.3%.
In terms of model brands for newly registered cars, 14.4%% were Renaults over the month, while 11.2% were Hyundais, and 9.8% Fiats.
In the first nine months of the year, 913,169 road motor vehicles were registered, up 24% on a yearly basis.
“The share of gasoline-fueled cars was 61.4% followed by diesel-fueled cars with 24.3%, electric or hybrid cars with 8.7% and LPG-fueled cars with 5.6%,” the institute said.
The share of electric or hybrid cars registered in January-September was up from 3.1% to 8.7%, while the figure for diesel-powered cars dropped to 24.3% from 41.7% over the same period.