BERLIN (dpa-AFX) - Car sales in Germany suffered a setback in November. In November, 245,701 cars were registered nationwide, 5.7 percent fewer than in the same month last year, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority on Tuesday. "However, the decline is mainly due to the high level of the previous year: At the end of 2022, new electric registrations had skyrocketed due to the imminent reduction in the state requirement," wrote consultancy firm EY on the figures.

Accordingly, new registrations of purely electric cars fell particularly sharply: 44,942 new registrations represent a drop of 22.5 percent compared to the same month last year. "Due to the current uncertainty about the continuation of the (already reduced) demand for electric purchases, however, there is likely to be another high demand for (deliverable) electric cars in December," predicted EY./nif/DP/mis