Sales of new commercial vehicles in Europe reached 274 thousand in March 2021, according to ACEA. This is 88.1%, or 128 thousand more than in the previous year.
Some 235 thousand new light commercial vehicles were registered in March, up 98.3% yoy. Sales of medium vehicles reached 6.63 thousand (up 32.5% yoy) while sales of heavy vehicles amounted to 29.6 thousand vehicles, up 49.5% yoy. Some 2.33 thousand new buses have been delivered in March in Europe, up 9.03% when compared to last year.
Most commercial vehicles (61.9 thousand) were sold in the UK, followed by France (52.6 thousand) and Germany (37.7 thousand). Most new buses and coaches above 3.5 tonnes were registered in Germany, France and Italy last month.
In the first three months of 2021, some 630 thousand vehicles were sold, up 23.5% yoy. While most vehicles were sold in France (133 thousand) followed by the UK (109 thousand) and Germany (89.3 thousand), sales in Sweden (up 112%) and Latvia (up 112%) performed the best compared to a year ago, according to ACEA. On the other hand, registrations in Iceland (down 9.30%), Norway and Hungary (up 2.41% and up 3.37% yoy) were relatively the weakest, since the beginning of the year.