New car sales figures have seen an overall decline for the first time in 11 months, but sales of electric vehicles (EVs) continue to rise.
According to the latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), 74,650 new vehicles were sold in October, down 8.1% year-on-year.
FCAI chief executive Tony Weber said it was clear manufacturers were having issues with supply chains.
“Automakers, like all of the global manufacturing sector, are facing a shortage of microprocessors which is causing longer wait times to bring products to market,” Weber said.
“Australians continue to buy vehicles and car manufacturers are working hard to deliver products to our shores.”
Despite a decline in overall sales, FCAI reported an increase in electric vehicle sales in October, in line with new state and territory incentives for electric vehicles revealed across the country.
More recently, the federal government released details of the first national strategy on fuels and vehicles of the future, supported by an expanded investment of $ 250 million from the Future Fuels Fund. Of this amount, $ 178 million should be devoted to the development of electric vehicles and hydrogen infrastructure.
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