Registrations of eco-friendly cars up 46.8pct in Romania in April 2024

BUCHAREST: New cars registrations increased by 33.2 percent in Romania, in April 2024, compared to the same period last year, with the ‘electrified’ segment reporting a surge of 46.8% and a market share of 23.5% of the total market, reads data released by the Automotive Manufacturers and Importers Association (APIA) on Monday.

In general terms, new cars registrations increased by 38.3% y-o-y, and by 40.9%, respectively, compared to March 2024. By type of fuel, gasoline engine and mild hybrid eyed an increase of 29.9pct, in April this year, compared to the same month last year, reaching a share of 64,3pct in the total market.

Also, diesel plus mild hybrid engines recorded an increase of 27.4pct and a share of 12.2pct in the total market. On the other hand, ‘green’ vehicles, namely electrified ones (100pct and plug-in hybrids), as well as full hybrids held, in April, a market share of 23.5pct, which exceeds by 11.3pct the share held by diesel engines, which also includes mild hybrid diesel engines.

Emirates News Agency