New Delhi (Loksatya). The second wave of Kovid-19 also impacted the automobile industry in April and sales declined by 30.18 percent to 12,70,458 units as compared to March this year.
According to the data released today by Siam, an association of automaker companies, sales of all categories of vehicles have seen a decline. Passenger vehicle sales fell by 10.07 per cent to 2,61,633 units. Car sales were down by 10.06 percent at 1,41,194, utility vehicles by 11.02 percent at 1,08,871 and vans by 0.31 percent at 11,568.
Last year, due to the nationwide lockdown, only 23 three-wheelers were sold in the country, while sales in other categories were zero. So SIAM has compared the figures for April 2021 to the figures for March this year.
Two-wheeler sales stood at 9,95,097 units in April, down 33.52 percent over March. While sales of electric two-wheelers rose 83.60 percent to 817, all categories of traditional two-wheelers saw a decline. Scooter sales were down 34.35 percent to 3,00,462, motorcycles were down 32.81 percent to 6,67,841 and mopeds were down 41.87 percent to 25,977. Three-wheeler sales were down 13.028 units, down 57.01 percent.