The EU’s new car registrations rose by 25.2pc to 5.4 million units in H1 2021 against the same period last year according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). However, registrations remained 22pc or about 1.5 million units below the pre-COVID-19 volumes in H1 2019.
In the H1 2021 on an annual basis, Italy gained by 51.4pc to 884,750 units, Spain climbed by 34.4pc to 456,833 units, France by 28.9pc to 922,765 units, and Germany by 14.9pc to 1.4 million units.
Passenger vehicle registrations in the EU rose by 10.4pc in June against the same year-ago month, according to ACEA.
In a monthly comparison against last year, Germany encountered the largest gain, jumping by 24.5pc to 274,152 units, followed by Spain at 17.1pc to 96,785 units, and Italy by 12.6pc to 149,438 units. However, France contracted by 14.7pc in the same period to 199,508 units. The Volkswagen Group and Stellantis led the registrations by manufacturers.