Among newly registered battery electric cars, the Tesla brand prevailed, people registered 1,545 of them, followed by Škoda cars with 1,034 registrations. The Brno Transport Research Center (CDV) informed about this in a press release.
The largest number of new registrations this year were made by people and companies in Prague, namely 8,053, i.e. 40 percent of all newly registered cars, 3,784 electric cars were registered by people in Central Bohemia and 1,885 in the South Moravian Region.
In addition to battery electric cars, plug-in hybrids are also increasing on the roads in the Czech Republic, at the end of the third quarter 12,527 of them were registered, of which 4,142 this year. Among them, Škoda cars predominated, with 2,589 of them, and BMW with 1,693 registered cars. Of the total number of registered plug-in hybrids, 13.9 percent were used, and almost 80 percent of these cars were registered to companies.
Cars with a hydrogen fuel cell are rather rare in the Czech Republic, only 25 of them are registered, of which people registered 13 this year. The vast majority of these cars, specifically 18, are registered in Prague.
In the entire European Union, according to current data from the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers, more than 1.1 million new passenger electric cars were registered in the nine months of this year, which represents an increase of 55 percent year-on-year. In the number of new registrations, Germany is in first place with 387,000, followed by France with 205,000 cars and the Netherlands with 85,000 electric cars. The Czech Republic finished in the share of registrations of new personal battery electric vehicles among the countries of the European Union with 2.8 percent, ahead of Slovakia in the penultimate place.
“From current European data, there is an interesting downward trend in the share of plug-in hybrid vehicles in favor of battery-powered ones. While they reached almost the same values in 2020 and 2021, last year and this year battery electric cars already have a 14 percent share over plug-in hybrids, which represented only 7.5 percent. One of the reasons may be the reduction of subsidies in some countries, but also the gradual decline in the prices of battery electric cars, for example at Tesla, as well as the offer of more affordable models,” said CDV director Jindřich Frič.