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 EUROPE JANUARY SALES  | EUROPE
W-Europe 2018 passener car sales forecastEurope’s car market starts 2018 with a spring in its step

The year got off to a fine start. After two months of falling sales in the past five months, including an ominous looking end to last year when December sales fell 5.3 per cent, for Europe’s car industry 2018 began on a decidedly upbeat note. Provisional figures from AID reveal that West Europe’s January new car market grew by 5.4 per cent compared to the previous year 


  | West Europe’s 2017 car sales up 2.5% to 14.3m - best turnout since 2007
 
| Diesel scrappage incentives drive Germany’s rush-back to petrol fuelled cars

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickTalking cars, just one step towards accident-free driving

"Go for a drive, a walk, or for a coffee, and increasingly you will spot people communicating with each other. Some may actually be talking to each other, but increasingly it seems texting rather than talking has taken over. With personal mobile communication being today’s norm, echoed by today’s fast falling prices for state-of-the-art satellite navigation systems, minds of road safety experts have naturally focused on the next logical step in road-safety: Automatic car-to-car communication, linked to car communication with infrastructure systems"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| VW - Vorsprung durch Digital
  | VW unveils MOIA - landmark car-hailing UBER fighter - as Group’s 13th brand


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| ITALY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
|  By major market January 2018 v January 2017
| GERMANY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017

 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE
October diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsEurope’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low

Europe’s diesel car market was expected to have a difficult year because the spreading toxic cloud from the Volkswagen generated dieselgate scandal simply refused to blow away. However, few observers predicted that the sales share of diesel-fuelled cars would fall so far so fast. According to AID’s own figures that’s a steep 5.3 percentage point plunge to just 44.5 per cent during the whole of last year. That’s West Europe’s lowest full year level since 2003 when the diesel car penetration reached 43.7 per cent 


  | Europe’s November diesel car market slips into deeper decline
 
| Diesel scrappage incentives drive Germany’s rush-back to petrol fuelled cars

 


 

|  TRUCK SALES  | EUROPE
West European Truck sales Jan-Jun 2017Best truck sales year since 2008

December’s headlong plunge in the UK’s heavy truck market drags down the rest of Europe. Despite December’s sales dip, due chiefly to a statistical blip, last year’s third successive annual sales gain suggests that West Europe’s long-lingering truck sales famine is finally over 


  | Europe’s heavy truck market up 4% at half-time
 
| More UK buyers gravitate towards Pick-ups

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
BEV PHEV full year sales trends Europe 2017 AID NewsletterBEVs and PHEVs each now have about half of West Europe’s plug-in electric car market

Plug-in cars, made up of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) in near equal measure, captured a best-ever 2 per cent of last year’s expanding West European passenger car market. According to AID’s own provisional full-year 2017 car sales figures, that follows a more than one-third jump to just over 282,000 sales. By close of last year BEVs and PHEVs each held a matching 1 per cent of West Europe’s overall passenger car market. Petrol-powered cars, which made striking inroads into last year’s changing car market, together with fast-fading diesels, were still responsible for close on 98 per cent of last year’s West European new car market 


  | Germany, Europe's largest market for electric car sales in November... ahead of Norway
 
| Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
Germany leading BEV sales in NovemberSudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales

Last year, according to AID’s exclusive electric car sales figures, saw the setting of a new milestone in Western Europe. Full year sales of pure Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) in Western Europe – excluding Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) – accounted for a highest-ever 1 per cent of last year’s West European new car market. Yet another sign that of late Europe’s new car buyers have finally warmed to the real viability of latest BEVs, the sector’s sales share in December’s otherwise shrinking overall car market ballooned to 1.5 per cent 


  | Germany, Europe's largest market for electric car sales in November... ahead of Norway
 
| Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

 


 

|  GERMANY | DIESEL     
Germany 15 year diesel trendDiesel scrappage incentives drive Germany’s rush-back to petrol fuelled cars

Although Germany’s 2017 domestic car sales fortunes ended on a high, with last year’s total sales rising 2.7 per cent to 3.55m units, diesel car sales went off a cliff. A sign of underlying consumer car buying trends, Germany’s December diesel car sales plunged by nearly a quarter (-24.1%), cutting Germany’s full year diesel car sales share to just 38.8 per cent. Aside from statistically distorted 2009, that’s Germany’s way and ahead lowest annual diesel car sales share for 14 years. The reasons for the sudden wholesale dumping of diesel-fuelled cars are not terribly difficult to identify 
 


  | Europe’s diesel car sales slump runs into October
 
| Diesel storms prompt consumer longings for petrol safe haven

 


 

| EUROPE | PLUG-IN VEHICLES |   AID DATA      
European plug-in sales by manufacturer 2017Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe

Mitsubishi, thanks in large measure to the striking popularity of its Outlander PHEV – today’s top selling PHEV in Western Europe - has the highest plug-in share in Western Europe. Some 17.2 per cent of the new cars sold by Mitsubishi in Western Europe during the ten months to October this year were fitted with an electric plug. That’s 15,800 sold plug-in cars, made up almost entirely of the company’s still popular Outlander PHEV, according to exclusive AID sales estimates 


  | Volkswagen takes West Europe’s October electric car sales crown
 
| Mitsubishi Outlander still leads Europe’s PHEV model sales league

 


 

| EUROPE | 4WD SALES MIX   
4WD sales trend Western Europe history to 2017Europe’s hottest 4WD car sales year on record

Sales of 4WD passenger cars in Western Europe - made up of SUV-Crossovers and conventionally bodied cars like Quattro-drive Audi saloons and estates - are virtually guaranteed to reach yet another new record in 2017. AID forecaster believe that this year just over 2 million new 4WD fitted cars will be sold in Western Europe, thus setting yet another new all-time regional sales record


  | In Europe, demand for four driven wheels has never been higher
 
| 4WD take-up rate in Europe’s recovering car market hits yet another all-time record

 


 

 

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