October 2, 2018 / 7:49 AM / 8 months ago

German car registrations slump on new emissions tests - source

FILE PHOTO: A traffic sign, which ban diesel cars is pictured at the Max-Brauer Allee in downtown Hamburg, Germany, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo

HAMBURG (Reuters) - New car registrations in Germany fell 30 percent in September year-on-year, a source told Reuters on Tuesday, as manufacturers struggled to adjust to the new WLTP emissions testing regime.

The source said 200,000 cars were newly registered in September.

German car authority KBA was due to publish its official September registrations data later on Tuesday.

Reporting by Jan Schwartz; writing by Thomas Seythal; editing by Sabine Wollrab and Riham Alkousaa

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