Vehicle sales dip amid supply issues

Asia's Tech News Daily

Vehicle sales dip amid supply issues

Australia's new car market continues to battle supply issues, with sales falling by 15 per cent in November.

But the sector remains on track to retail more than one million vehicles this year, a significant improvement on 2020.

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says 80,639 new cars and trucks were sold last month compared to 95,205 in the same month last year.

That took the annual demand to the end of November to 971,429, an 18.3 per cent increase compared to the same period in 2020.

“Demand across the sector remains strong with (November's) drop in sales reflecting well recognised international supply-chain issues,” FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said.

“This includes constraints around microprocessor supplies as well as the ongoing impact of the pandemic restricting factories.”

Mr Weber said car makers were competing with other sectors, such as white goods manufacturers, for microprocessors across the globe.

“Some new vehicles sold in the Australian market can require up to 3000 of these parts, so this shortage is definitely being felt by the industry,” he said.

Toyota was the market leader in November with 15,239 sales ahead of Hyundai with 6854 and Ford on 6215.

The Ford Ranger was the top-selling model on 4429 ahead of the Toyota Hilux on 4228 and the Hyundai i30 on 2254.

Sports utility vehicles, or SUVs, continued to dominate the market, accounting for almost 50 per cent of all purchases.

Sales of electric vehicles also surged last month to 568, up from 178 in November last year, taking demand for the year-to-date to 4597, a 190 per cent improvement.

The increase follows a recent survey of 1000 Australians conducted by financial broking firm Savvy, which found 40 per cent would consider buying an electric vehicle in the future but 79 per cent said affordability was a key issue.

With 37 per cent of respondents saying they would spend up to $40,000 on their next car, most EVs would still be well out of their price range.

“There is a taste for EVs in Australia, but I wouldn't say that it's what everyone is clamouring for just yet,” Savvy Managing Director Bill Tsouvalas said.

“We need an economy of scale and infrastructure before we hit anything nearing critical mass.

“But there are shoots rising out of the ground, and that's a good start.”

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


Judge weighs up Djokovic full court call

A federal court is considering whether Novak Djokovic's second visa stoush with the Australian government should be heard by a lone judge or full bench. There was no sign of ... Read more »

Cancer screening gets $10m funding boost

Australia's participation in breast, bowel, and cervical cancer screening programs is to receive a funding boost. Health Minister Greg Hunt says $10 million will be set aside for research to ... Read more »

BREAKING: Ghislaine Maxwell is set to be sentenced for sex trafficking crimes on June 28

The sentencing date was set by Judge Alison Nathan on Friday afternoon The 60-year-old could spend the rest of her life behind bars after a jury convicted her of recruiting and grooming young girls to be sexually abused by the late American financier and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein last month Maxwell, who just turned 60 on Christmas Day, was found guilty on five of six counts on December 29  Read more »

North Island brown kiwi on rise in NZ

Conservationists in New Zealand are revelling in the first recorded increase in the North Island brown kiwi population, reversing decades of plummeting bird numbers. Until the latest expert assessment of ... Read more »

Independent grocers keep shelves stocked

While Australia's major supermarket chains may have experienced stock shortages due to COVID delays, Sydney and Melbourne produce markets are reporting plentiful supply with distribution largely unaffected. The spread of ... Read more »

Indigenous COVID response, 'moral failure'

Indigenous COVID-19 vaccination rates lag behind those for other Australians due to poor federal and state government planning, researchers say. Coupled with a revolving door approach to vaccine advice, it ... Read more »

Hugo de Jonge: watching press co with beer and popcorn

De Jonge then took on the role that the rest of the Netherlands has had for two years: that of TV viewer. During the press conference, the Rotterdammer tweeted a ... Read more »

One dead, two hurt in Lismore NSW stabbing

One man has died and two other people have been injured following a stabbing in northern NSW overnight. Police were called to a house on McKenzie Street, Lismore about 11.10pm ... Read more »

Christmas Island in grip of epic baby boom

Millions of baby red crabs have scurried ashore on Christmas Island, with locals using leaf blowers to save the heaving mass from the traffic. The bumper breeding season is more ... Read more »

BREAKING NEWS: Arsenal make request to the Premier League to postpone north London derby clash with Tottenham on Sunday due to coronavirus cases and injuries... and Spurs are FURIOUS with their request

Arsenal have submitted a request to postpone Sunday’s north London derby versus Tottenham. Sportsmail understands Spurs are angry at their arch rivals request. More to follow.   Arsenal have made a ... Read more »

Djokovic deportation 'inevitable': source

Novak Djokovic was doomed even before he won his Federal Circuit Court case against deportation from Australia. That's the belief of an ex-Australian Border Force official, who rightly tipped a ... Read more »

TU Delft celebrates 180th Dies Natalis and opposes energy transition

Rector Magnificus/Chairman of the Executive Board Tim van der Hagen hosted the celebration, which was held online for the second consecutive year due to the corona measures in force. He ... Read more »

Front door of ex-minister Ferd Grapperhaus defaced: ‘Pedo, Nazi'

The front door of the Amsterdam home of former Minister of Justice and Security, Ferd Grapperhaus, was defaced this week. After Sigrid Kaag and Hugo de Jonge, it is the ... Read more »

‘NAC Breda bought by Brabant builder'

Construction contractor Karel Vrolijk from Fijnaart in Brabant is the new owner of the Breda football club NAC, Omroep Brabant reports. Vrolijk has today signed a purchase contract, whereby he ... Read more »

Prince Charles ignores question on Prince Andrew - 24 hours after he and son Prince William urged the Queen to strip shamed Duke of his titles and exile him from Royal family to fight US sex assault case as a 'private citizen'

Charles wouldn't ask questions while visiting the Haddo Country Park, Ellon, in Aberdeenshire todayPalace sources said the 'ruthless and swift' decision had been 'widely discussed' within the Royal Family Duke of York will be banned from using the styling 'HRH' in an official capacity, according to royal source News is a further blow for Andrew as he considers whether to press ahead with trial or settle with accuser  Experts say the duke must do a deal 'for the sake of the Queen', who is entering her Platinum Jubilee year He was spotted today in the back of a Range Rover while being driven from his home in Windsor Great Park  Read more »

Nikkie de Jager with Make-up Cup program nominated for Zapp Award

Nikkie de Jager and Enzo Knol have been nominated for a Zapp Award in the Favorite Online Star category. De Jager also has a chance in the Favorite Star Youth ... Read more »

Reopening schools, vaccinating corona among young people and children

Monday: Some gyms will open for care employees from Monday Some gyms, such as PerformFit in Duivendrecht and Cardio Fitness Beverwijk, are planning to open their doors to healthcare employees ... Read more »

Schumer surrenders: Top Democrat sends the Senate home for the holiday weekend and will bring his voting rights bill back for a doomed showdown on the floor next week with Biden's plan in tatters

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer surrendered on late Thursday night and sent senators back to their home states for the long weekendHe will miss his deadline to pass voting legislation by MLK DaySchumer cited COVID concerns and a winter snow storm for Sunday as reasonsSenators will be back Tuesday to start debate on federal voting legislationBut it remains doomed without rogue Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema's support to kill filibusterPresident Joe Biden invited the two to the White House Thursday nightThe trio met for a little more than an hour and the White House said their meeting was 'a candid and respectful exchange of views about voting rights' It was a last-ditch effort to convince them to change the filibuster rules in order to get voting rights bill passedSinema and Manchin took turns Thursday dashing Biden's hopesBoth doubled down on their support for filibuster  Read more »

Once children are on the farm, they often don't want to leave

Where does milk come from? The supermarket of course! An average primary school pupil nowadays does not think for a second that the real origin lies with the cow and ... Read more »

Housing costs rise 2.9 percent for households in owner-occupied home

COELO examined the rates of 40 large municipalities, where 42 percent of the Dutch population lives. The full report, with figures for all individual large municipalities, can be found on ... Read more »

Students would rather go to the pub than follow physical education

In the run-up to tonight’s press conference and in anticipation of the relaxations that will be officially announced there, asked three short questions to students who use the platform. ... Read more »

Children who have been removed from home receive too little help

Due to long waiting lists, support for children does not start just before and during the out-of-home placement. Various parties work in the youth protection chain, which often have their ... Read more »

Djokovic to face court day before Aus Open

Novak Djokovic won't go to bed in immigration detention on Friday night despite the federal government's cancelling of his visa. The Serbian tennis star will meet with immigration officials in ... Read more »

“My students don't recognize fake news and watch videos from conspiracy theorists”

How do you view the media use of your students? My students base their opinion on what they see on social media. As a result, they often see things from ... Read more »

Mouse work Educational continues under the name Kurve

Mouse work Educational has a new name: Kurve. But why actually? “The name Muiswerk no longer fits these times, in which we swipe and devices are operated with touchscreens,” says ... Read more »

‘Increase in suicides of young people is partly due to school closures'

“Of course that also has to do with the closure, repeated, of education,” says the brand new minister. “And thus limiting contact options, in a phase of your life that ... Read more »

‘Wage support for zombie companies disrupts the dynamics in the labor market'

MONEY NEAR PODCASTWage support keeps employees in non-viable companies working, while these people can also assist in sectors that are constrained by staff. This is the opinion of economists, who ... Read more »

The broadcast of January 14

First corona press conference Ernst Kuipers Today is the press conference of the new cabinet about the corona measures. Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the new Minister of Health Ernst ... Read more »

‘By vaccinating children you can prevent the closure of primary schools'

Parents who want to contribute to minimizing the chance of another school closure should have their children vaccinated against corona. This says Károly Illy, member of the Outbreak Management Team ... Read more »

Increase in suicides among young people up to the age of 30, mainly men

The number of suicides among young people up to the age of 30 was 15 percent higher last year than in previous years. The increase mainly took place among men ... Read more »

Santos pays out after NT fracking battle

Australia's second-largest independent gas producer Santos and a Northern Territory cattle baron have agreed to end their onshore gas fracking court battle. The energy company has agreed to pay Rallen ... Read more »

One in six schools had to send one class away this week because of teacher failure

In the first week after the Christmas holidays, 17 percent of the schools had one or more classes at home, in almost all cases because a teacher was absent. The ... Read more »

Melting stages urge climate change action

Watching ice melt is not most people's first idea of art – or even entertainment – but suspended 2.7-tonne chunks of frozen water dripping into Sydney Harbour this weekend have ... Read more »

TikTok series Outer Space for the youth launched by makers Huis Anubis

Anjali Taneja, creator and screenwriter of the popular program The House of Anubis, has launched the interactive sci-fi series Outer Space on social media platform TikTok. According to Taneja, it ... Read more »

Search for girl missing in Blue Mountains

Authorities are searching for a missing girl in the Blue Mountains. About 8.20am on Friday police were informed the nine-year-old had been missing from a property in the Blue Mountains. ... Read more »

NT youth detainees test positive for COVID

The pandemic has reached a Northern Territory youth detention centre, with four inmates at an Alice Springs prison diagnosed with COVID-19. Territory Families, Housing and Communities has provided few details ... Read more »

Midwife charges dropped over mum's death

Midwives accused of gross negligence causing the death of Melbourne mother Caroline Lovell hours after she gave birth at home have had charges against them dismissed. Gaye Demanuele and Melody ... Read more »

'I do not have heavy weapons': Navy Lieutenant Commander charged with sedition over Jan 6 denies plotting to bring heavy weapons over the Potomac and says God will save him

The founder of Oath Keepers and 10 alleged accomplices were charged on Thursday with seditious conspiracy stemming from January 6 Capitol riots Thomas Caldwell, 67, of Berryville, Virginia, was among the 11 charged - having been previously charged with other offenses relating to the riotCaldwell was arrested in January 2021 on charges of conspiracy, destruction of government property, obstruction of an official proceeding, violent entry or disorderly conduct and entering a restricted buildingIn March 2021 he was released to home arrest after his lawyers argued that he had health concerns and secured his exit from Central Virginia Regional Correctional Facility in Orange, VirginiaOn Thursday night, after he was charged with sedition, Caldwell described the charges against him as 'clap trap' and 'hooey', and insisted he never set foot inside the CapitolThe FBI has said it obtained communications showing Caldwell coordinating with others to plan Oath Keeper travel to D.C. before January 6 and presence at the Capitol on the day of the 'Stop the Steal' rallyCaldwell was not asked by Fox News about any discussion with Oath Keepers before, but said he never 'talked about bringing in heavy weapons and overthrowing the government, which is what sedition is all about'Oath Keeper founder Stewart Rhodes and more than a dozen members and associates of far-right militia are suspected of planning and carrying out attack to stop Biden's certification Rhodes was in restricted area of Capitol grounds and directed the attack from there, indictment claims  It is largest conspiracy case brought by federal prosecutors as a consequence of the January 6 insurrectionSeditious conspiracy charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison   Read more »

Gay hate murder from 1980s solved in court

A man has admitted to murdering an American mathematician three decades after his body was found at the bottom of a Manly cliff and was later linked to a string ... Read more »

Tech shares bear brunt of ASX decline

Australia's share market was falling at the end of the week and technology shares were extending their wretched start to 2022. The market was down 0.84 per cent on Friday ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic