The transfer of ownership of passenger cars grew by 19% in February 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, but had a drop of 14% against the value of 2020, concluded the Standvirtual/ACAP barometer.

In March, ACAP data show an increase of 0.7% in the market for new vehicles, light and heavy, against the same period in 2021, and an increase of 8% in the year to date. In turn, electrified and hybrid LPG vehicles accounted for 42% of new passenger cars in March 2022. Motorcycles, tricycles and quadricycles increased by 10% compared to March 2021, and grew by 42.4% in the year to date.

The type of fuel with the highest demand in March, within new vehicles, is petrol with a representation of 35%, followed by 20% of demand for electric vehicles, and 12% in the case of diesel. The data provided by Standvirtual notes a preference for petrol despite a decrease observed since the beginning of the year.

The demand is mainly for cars below 10 thousand euros, representing around 43% of the share of contacts made with sellers. This segment has even been the most affected by the shortage of vehicles in recent months. Cars between 10 and 20 thousand euros represented, in turn, around 15% to 20% of the share of demand, an equal value for the levels between 20 and 30 thousand euros, and more than 30 thousand euros.

The average price charged by professional sellers is €21,800, a growing trend as a result of product shortages.