In April, 76.3 percent fewer new cars were registered in the EU than in the same month last year.
The slump was most pronounced in Italy (minus 97.6 percent) and Spain (minus 96.5 percent), which were particularly hard hit by the Corona crisis.
The European car market collapsed in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. 270,682 new cars were registered in the European Union (EU), which was 76.3 percent less than in the same month last year, as the responsible industry association Acea announced on Tuesday in Brussels. The number of registrations had already decreased in January and February, before falling by more than half in March. The slump in April in the wake of the worsening virus crisis was now much stronger.