Registration of motor vehicles

In 2019, 15,383 more cars running on electricity were registered than in the previous year

Mobility
In 2019, 15,383 more cars running on electricity were registered than in the previous year

In 2019, 688,114 new motor vehicles and 910,834 second-hand vehicles were registered in Belgium. The number of new motor vehicles put into circulation has increased by 0.7 %, while the registration of second-hand vehicles has decreased by 0.9 %.

Eight new vehicles out of ten are passenger cars. The registrations of new passenger cars have increased by only 0.1 % in 2019, while the increase in 2018 was still 0.7 %. Since 2017, the most popular new cars are petrol cars. They account for 60 % of the market. Their registrations have increased much less in 2019 (+4 %) than in 2018 (+22 %). 
However, diesel cars still registered a strong decrease, although to a lesser extent (-14 %).

Registrations of new electric cars more than doubled in 2019 (8,892 registrations compared to 3,763 in 2018), but this still remains a very relative representation, with only 1.6 % of the market. Registrations  of hybrid cars (petrol or diesel + electric) have significantly increased this year (+41.4 %) and account in 2019 for 6.3 % of the market of new cars with 35,010 vehicles. In 2019, a total of 43,905 passenger cars running wholly or partly on electricity were put into circulation (7.9 % of the market share), which is 15,383 cars more than in the previous year.

New vehicles
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Registration of new vehicles 1998 2008 2017 2018 2019 Evolution 2019/2018
Total 549,172 652,590 668,658 677,793 682,696 +0.7%
Passenger vehicles 463,724 540,542 553,692 557,487 557,970 +0.1%
Buses and coaches 1,031 1,207 871 1,062 1,313 +23.6%
Commercial vehicles for the transport of goods (a) 54,711 70,497 80,943 82,864 86,805 +4.8%
Tractors (b) 5,495 6,331 5,904 6,629 6,341 -4.3%
Agricultural tractors 2,944 3,901 4,300 4,470 4,764 +6.6%
Motorcycles (‌c) 21,267 30,112 22,948 25,281 25,503 +0.9%
(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)
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 2017 2018 2019 Evolution 2019/2018
Total 755,199 742,926 849,022 841,086 835,112 -0.7%
Passenger vehicles 677,272 653,109 729,865 719,999 710,148 -1.4%
Buses and coaches 1,137 810 1,197 2,752 1,260 -54.2%
Commercial vehicles for the transport of goods (a) 66,048 77,426 105,333 105,662 110,752 +4.8%
Tractors (b) 4,698 3,288 4,842 5,061 5,118 +1.1%
Agricultural tractors 6,044 8,293 7,785 7,612 7,834 +2.9%
(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).
(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/

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