EU new car sales down 22% in June as demand remains weak

15 May 2020, Lower Saxony, Lehrte: New Volkswagen vehicles are parked in a parking lot of a logistics company. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images
15 May 2020, Lower Saxony, Lehrte: New Volkswagen vehicles are parked in a parking lot of a logistics company. Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/picture alliance via Getty Images

New car registrations ticked up a little in June in the European Union as coronavirus restrictions lifted, but were still 22.3% lower than the same month a year ago.

Statistics from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) today said that across the EU, just 949,722 vehicles were sold last month.

While that is a slight improvement from May, when sales were down 52%, June’s numbers highlight just how slowly demand is picking up despite dealerships reopening as job insecurity and fears of further waves of the pandemic put people off big-ticket purchases.

Over the first half of the year, registrations were down more than 38% compared to the first six months of 2019.

Chart: European Automobile Manufacturers Association
Chart: European Automobile Manufacturers Association

All EU markets saw sales declines,

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Should you trust car services apps?

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The world is replete with various companies that sell similar products and services. For virtually every type of product and service, some companies were founded to deliver high-quality services and some companies were founded to scam other people. They would often have a platform where they would lure customers to pay money for sub-standard products and services or products and services that they will never receive. Furthermore, some of the companies that were founded to deliver high-quality products and services are sometimes not able to meet up with such targets. Thus, there are a lot of companies that are not reputable just as there are those that are reputable. The same applies to companies that sell and repair cars as well as car services apps. There will always be car services apps that you should trust and those that you should not trust. Here are some of the ways to … Read More

Petersen Automotive Museum Holding Virtual Car Week

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Well-known in the enthusiast field, especially among those in southern California, the Petersen Automotive Museum is more than just a place to go and see rare cars, including those used in movies. It’s a place where people of every automotive persuasion gather to show off their rides and rub shoulders with others with similar tastes. Now that the COVID-19 scare has yet again shut down the museum and made any gatherings in California impossible, the administration has decided to hold a virtual car week to help people still socialize.

This celebration will be in lieu of Monterey Car Week 2020, which sadly has been canceled. If you want to enter your vehicle for the Petersen Virtual Car Week and show it off to the world, the deadline is July 10, so you better get moving. Submissions

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