Today, ACEA has released the latest commercial vehicle registrations in Europe, referred to the first half of the year. First of all, either vans or trucks had a significant increase. As for light commercial vehicles, the bar raised by 11.2% to 730,969 units as supply chain issues eased.

acea registrations first half 2023

New EU truck registrations recorded a significant increase of 20%, totalling 179,508 units. Almost all EU markets saw double-digit percentage gains, including the four largest: Germany (+24.8%), France (+12.3%), Italy (+12.6%), and Poland (+10.8%).

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Commercial vehicle registrations in Europe: the latest figures from ACEA

In the van segment, diesel remained the top choice, accounting for 83.5%, lower than the 87.2% share in 2022. However, alternative powertrains are gradually increasing in popularity, resulting in a modest shift in market share. Notably, the share of electrically chargeable vans increased to 6.9%. This represents a two-fold increase (+100.4%), totalling 50,708 units, primarily driven by triple-digit growth in the first and third largest markets: France (+118.9%) and Spain (+138%).

acea registrations first half 2023

In the truck segment, diesel dominated the market, accounting for 95.6% of new truck registrations. Notably, there was a 19.2% increase in diesel truck sales, with several member states reporting double-digit gains, including Germany (+23.7%). Battery-electric truck sales surged by 351.5%, reaching 2,384 units. Despite this remarkable growth, this fuel type represents only 1.3% market share but is still an improvement from 0.4% recorded last year.


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