EUROPEAN CAR REGISTRATIONS FALL AGAIN

European car registrations fell for the second month in row in November, according to figures from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

New car registrations dropped by 13.5% year-on-year to 1.05 million vehicles in the European Union, Britain and the countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

Europe’s five largest markets all posted negative results. Sales in the United Kingdom and France fell by around 27%, while Spain and Italy registered more moderate drops of 18.7% and 8.3% respectively. Registrations in Germany, which had a partial lockdown that kept showrooms open in November, fell by three per cent.