New Car sales figures

The sale of new cars in Australia continues to decline and diesel sales are being hit hard. David Brown reports that electric and hybrid vehicles are doing well at least in percentage terms

The latest vehicle sales figures for Australia covering the month of October 2019, show a decline of 9.1% which is higher than the yearly average.

This is the 19th consecutive month of declining sales in the Australia automotive market.

Sales are down across all buyer types, with private sales down 5.2 per cent, business sales are down 8.2 per cent and government sales are down 7.3 per cent.

Diesel engined vehicles are suffering a bad reputation and excluding heavy vehicles diesel sales are down nearly 11% for the month.

Electric and hybrid vehicle sales have increase over 150% but the absolute numbers are only small.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto