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REGISTRATIONS OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES IN UKRAINE 5% UP

Registration of new and used electric vehicles in Ukraine in January-June 2021 increased by 5% compared to the same period in 2020, to 3,550 units, including 89.7% of registrations accounted for used vehicles, the Federation of Automotive Industry of Ukraine has said.
According to a post on its website based on data from the Interior Ministry, in the second quarter, the number of registrations (primary plus cars imported from abroad with a customs certificate) increased by 14% compared to the first quarter of this year and by 7% – with the second quarter of last year, up to 1,891 units.
According to the graphic data provided in the report, the most frequently registered cars were those manufactured in 2017 (824 units), 2018 (502 units) and 2019 (454 units), and cars of 2021 with 154 units.
At the same time, a lot of cars registered were produced in 2016 (376 units), 2015 (264 units), 2014 and 2013 (253 units and 255 units, respectively) and 2020 (316 units).
In the first half of the year, the top three brands remained unchanged – Nissan, Tesla and Chevrolet.
However, if Nissan registrations decreased by 14%, to 994 units, Tesla lost 24% – to 688 units, then Chevrolet tripled sales – to 542 cars, and the Chevrolet Bolt EV model became the second most popular model in Ukraine after Nissan Leaf.

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REGISTRATIONS OF NEW COMMERCIAL VEHICLES INCLUDING HEAVY TRUCKS IN UKRAINE IN MARCH DOUBLES

Initial registrations of new commercial vehicles (including heavy trucks) in Ukraine in March doubled compared to the same month of 2020, to 1,155 vehicles, and in general, 2,820 vehicles were registered in January-March, or almost a third more than in the first quarter of last year, according to the Ukrautoprom association.
According to the association’s website, the March result was the best since the beginning of this year – 901 vehicles were registered in January, and 765 new commercial vehicles in February.
At the same time, as reported, in March 2020, the demand for commercial vehicles decreased by 41% compared to March 2019, to 568 vehicles, since after the introduction of quarantine in the country (from March 12) to March 27, service centers of Internal Ministry did not register new commercial vehicles.
According to the report, in March of this year (as well as a year earlier) the best result of the month was demonstrated by French Renault, which increased sales by 17%, to 143 vehicles.
Fiat retained its second place, adding 27% in sales to 136 vehicles. The third place is taken by Peugeot, 119 vehicles and an increase of 2.2 times.
The fourth place, as in March 2020, is taken by Ford, the registrations of vehicles of this brand increased by almost 1.6 times, to 92 vehicles.
Belarusian MAZ closes the top-five in March (in March 2020 it rolled back to the eighth place), and has quadrupled sales to 87 trucks.
Citroen has significantly increased registrations compared to March 2020 (some 2.3 times, to 78 vehicles), MAN (3 times, to 53 vehicles), and Scania (2.5 times, to 42 vehicles).
Chinese brands continue to increase registrations: HOWO – to 31 vehicles versus one in March 2020, JAC – 16 versus four, and Dong Feng – 16 units versus none.
The association also cites statistics on sales of buses (including micro ones) in March, which demonstrates the opposite trend: the sales decreased by 63.3% versus March 2020 and by 11.7% versus February 2021, to 106 buses, primarily due to the reduction of registrations of the leading brand Citroen by 64.4%, to 53 buses.
The second place is taken by Ford (15 buses versus 12 in March 2020), the third by Hyundai (eight buses against four), and the fourth by Ukrainian Etalon (five buses). There are no Ukrainian Bogdan and ZAZ in the rating, and only three of Ataman buses are registered.
Russian brands continue to be registered – PAZ (five units), and UAZ (five units).

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VOLKSWAGEN BRAND REMAINS LEADER OF REGISTRATIONS AMONG IMPORTED USED CARS IN UKRAINE

The primary registrations of imported used cars in Ukraine in January-June 2019 totaled 250,100, which is almost six times more than a year ago, the Ukrautoprom association has reported.
The Volkswagen brand remains the leader of registrations in the first six months of 2019 (48,793), Opel is in the second position (24,414), Audi is third (19,072), Renault is fourth (18,822), and Skoda is fifth (17,766.).
According to the association, in June, the Ukrainians registered 19,200 imported used cars, which was the lowest since the beginning of the year, but compared to June last year, registration increased 2.2-fold.
Cars aged from 5 to 10 accounted for the largest share in the registrations of used imported cars – 46%. Cars older than 10 years covered 35% of the June market, the remaining 19% were cars under the age of five years.
The most popular Volkswagen brand registered 2,960 vehicles last month, followed by Skoda (1,742), Renault (1,588), Ford (1,393) and Opel (1,321).

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GREATEST DEMAND IN OCTOBER IS STILL ON RENAULT VEHICLES, REGISTRATIONS OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLES IN UKRAINE 13% UP

The market of new commercial vehicles in Ukraine (including heavy) in January-October 2018 increased by 13% compared to the same period in 2017, to 10,500 units, the Ukrautoprom association has reported. Thus, according to the results of 10 months, the market slightly slowed down the growth rates (in January-June, in particular, it was 24%). In October, the registration of these vehicles showed an increase both compared with the same month in 2017 (by 10%) and compared with September of the current year (by 13.1%), to 1,105 units. In September 2018, there was a drop respectively by 0.5% compared with September 2017 and by 12.5% compared with August 2018, to 977 units.
The greatest demand in the October market was still on Renault vehicles, which were registered 9% more than in October 2017 (163 vehicles).
Fiat ranked second with 121 registrations, a 7% increase from last year’s October figure, while Citroen closed the top three with a more than threefold increase, to 103 units.
Mercedes-Benz with a 40% increase and registration of 91 vehicles was in the fourth position, and Volkswagen was fifth, which increased sales by 56%, to 75 units.
The Belarusian MAZ came next with the registration of 73 vehicles and an increase of more than 43% compared with October last year.
Ukrainian brands ZAZ and KrAZ were respectively the 14th and 17th of the October rating with registration of 21 vehicles (against 12 in October last year) and 17 vehicles (against 35).

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PRIMARY REGISTRATIONS OF NEW PASSENGER CARS IN UKRAINE 11% UP IN AUG

Primary registrations of new passenger cars in August 2018 grew by 11% year-over-year and by 10% on July 2018, to 7,300 units, the Ukrautoprom association has reported. The leader of the market in August was France’s with a rise of 39% in sales year-over-year, to 986 cars. Toyota was second again with 983 cars (13% up).
Nissan climbed from fourth to third position in Aug (Skoda was third in July) with 498 cars (32% up).
KIA cars sales grew by 10%, to 477 cars. Hyundai, as in July, was fifth with 452 cars registered (45% more).
The top ten in August also included Skoda with 404 cars (1% up), Mazda with 315 cars (30% more), Volkswagen with 313 cars (40% down), Ford with 294 cars (20% up) and Suzuki with 277 cars (54% up).

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REGISTRATIONS OF ELECTRIC CARS IN UKRAINE 50% UP IN 2018

Primary registrations of electric cars (new and used) in Ukraine grew by 50% in January-April 2018 year-over-year, to 1,044 cars, the Ukrautoprom association has reported. The share of used cars grew to 85% compared with 81% in January-April 2017.
Nissan Leaf is the most popular electric car with the market share of 69% (723 cars were registered, including 52 new cars).
BMW i3 was second with 58 cars registered, including 19 new ones.
Tesla Model S is third with 52 cars registered (18 new).
Mercedes-Benz B with 36 registered cars and Smart Fortwo Electric Drive with 32 registered cars were fourth and fifth respectively.

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