Registration of motor vehicles

Electricity for 5.1 % of new cars

Mobility
EleElectricity for 5.1 % of new cars

In 2018, 683,285 new motor vehicles were registered in our country, in addition to the 919,494 second-hand vehicles. The number of new motor vehicles put into service has increased by 1.5 %, while the registrations of second-hand vehicles have decreased by 0.7 %.

Eight new vehicles out of ten are passenger cars. The registrations of new passenger cars have increased by 0.7 % in 2018. Since 2017, the most popular cars are those with a petrol engine. They currently account for 58 % of the market. Their registrations have increased by 22 % in 2018, while cars with a diesel engine have registered a decrease to the same extent (-22 %).

New electric cars increase proportionally the most (+38.5 %) but still only account for 0.7 % of the market with 3,763 new registrations. The sales of hybrid cars (petrol or diesel + electric) increase to a lesser extent (+1.9 %) and accounted in 2018 for 4.4 % of the market for new cars with 24,759 vehicles. In 2018, 28,523 passenger cars running wholly or partly on electricity were sold, raising their market share for the first time above 5 % (5.1 %).

New vehicles
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Registration of new vehicles 1998 2008 2016 2017 2018 Evolution 2018/2017
Total 549.172 652.590 658.410 673.336 683.285 +1,5%
Passenger vehicles 463.724 540.542 546.142 553.692 557.487 +0,7%
Buses and coaches 1.031 1.207 714 871 1.062 +21,9%
Commercial vehicles for the transport of goods (a) 54.711 70.497 72.173 80.943 82.864 +2,4%
Tractors (b) 5.495 6.331 5.872 5.904 6.629 +12,3%
Agricultural tractors 2.944 3.901 3.689 4.300 4.470 +4,0%
Specialized vehicles - - 3.805 4.678 5.492 +17,4%
Motorcycles (‌c) 21.267 30.112 26.015 22.948 25.281 +10,2%
(a) Lorries, delivery vans, cross-country vehicles and tank vehicles.
(b) Tractors are commercial motor vehicles coupled to a semi-trailer (vehicle without front axle).
(c) All motorcycles driving 40km/h or faster. That is all motorcycles and most mopeds.
(d) Remark: The high number of registrations of second-hand agricultural tractors in 2014 is due to the introduction of the red G number plate (re-registration of agricultural tractors)
* Specialized vehicles not included.
"https://mobilit.belgium.be/fr/circulationroutiere/immatriculation_des_v…" Source: Statbel (Statistics Belgium) based on administrative sources.
Second-hand
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Registration of second-hand vehicles 1998 2008 2016 2017 2018 Evolution 2018/2017
Total 755.199 742.926 911.116 925.652 919.494 -0,7%
Passenger vehicles 677.272 653.109 718.856 729.865 719.999 -1,4%
Buses and coaches 1.137 810 1.128 1.197 2.752 +129,9%
Commercial vehicles for the transport of goods (a) 66.048 77.426 102.792 105.333 105.662 +0,3%
Tractors (b) 4.698 3.288 4.150 4.842 5.061 +4,5%
Agricultural tractors 6.044 8.293 9.533 7.785 7.612 -2,2%
Specialized vehicles - - 2.725 2.756 2.733 -0,8%
Motorcycles (‌c) - - 71.932 73.874 75.675 +2,4%
(a) Lorries, delivery vans, cross-country vehicles and tank vehicles.
(b) Tractors are commercial motor vehicles coupled to a semi-trailer (vehicle without front axle).
(c) All motorcycles driving 40km/h or faster. That is all motorcycles and most mopeds.
(d) Remark: The high number of registrations of second-hand agricultural tractors in 2014 is due to the introduction of the red G number plate (re-registration of agricultural tractors)
* Specialized vehicles not included.
"https://mobilit.belgium.be/fr/circulationroutiere/immatriculation_des_v…" Source: Statbel (Statistics Belgium) based on administrative sources.

Purpose and brief description

This statistic provides an overview of all vehicles motorized in Belgium that were registered with the Vehicle Registration Department (D.I.V.) of the FPS Mobility in a certain period.

Population

Registration of motor vehicles.

Frequency

Monthly

Timing of publication

Results available 15 days after the reference period.

Definitions

Types de véhicule : voitures de tourisme, autobus et autocars, camions, tracteurs routiers, tracteurs agricoles, les véhicules spéciaux, les motocycles.

Véhicules utilitaires pour le transport de marchandises : camions, camionnettes, tous terrains, camions-citernes.

Type de carburant : essence, diesel, gaz, électricité.

Les tracteurs sont des véhicules motorisés utilitaires auxquels sont attelés des semi-remorques (véhicule sans essieu avant).

Les véhicules spéciaux sont des véhicules lents dont les dimensions ou le poids excèdent les valeurs maximales normalement admises pour effectuer un transport de marchandises. La masse maximale autorisée en Belgique ne doit pas dépasser 44 tonnes. Les véhicules de cette catégorie ne peuvent donc circuler sur la voie publique que dans des conditions très strictes.

Tous les motocycles roulant à plus de 40 km/h, soit toutes les motocyclettes et la plupart des vélomoteurs.

Remarks

Le grand nombre d’immatriculations de tracteurs agricoles d’occasion en 2013 est dû à la réimmatriculation avec les plaques G rouges.
Voir : http://www.mobilit.belgium.be/fr/circulationroutiere/immatriculation/plaques/plaquerouge/

Metadata

immatriculation.svg683,285 new vehicles registered in 2018

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