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 ICE TECH  | WORLD
Mercedes 4-Cyl diesel engine ICEImminent death of combustion engine 
greatly exaggerated

Of late, widely covered media reports about the inevitable death of the internal combustion engine, replaced en-masse by deep-green zero-emission electric cars and light vans as early as 2025, appear greatly exaggerated  


  | Ticking French CO2 time bomb 
 
| Heaviest shelling of already badly damaged diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE |  AID DATA
Eletric car sales by model Europe LeafRefreshed Nissan LEAF 
takes European BEV sales crown  

With 11,441 units (+ 48%), Nissan’s refreshed LEAF ranks as the best-selling electric car (BEV) in Western Europe by the end of April. With 3,309 sold units this April alone, the newly revitalised LEAF also took top honours in West Europe’s April BEV market  


  | Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales 
 
| VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe

 


 

|  CAR SALES  | WESTERN EUROPE
May West European car sales Western Europe’s car sales 
unchanged in May  

Last month's new car sales in Western Europe, following three months of growth in the past four months, remained virtually unchanged, AID compiled figures show. This has pegged new registrations at 6.5m for the first 5 months of the year – still 1.5 per cent up on the same period of 2017 


  | Heaviest shelling of diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present 
 
| Volkswagen fight-back, gaining, thanks in part to diesel scrappage incentives

 


 

|  CO2  | FRANCE
French CO2 average new passenger car sales 2018Ticking French CO2 time bomb  

The day that many auto industry moguls have been secretly dreading for years is fast approaching. After positive initial progress, of late frantic industry attempts to cut fleet average CO2 emissions from cars in the EU to 95g/km by 2021 appear to have screeched to a sudden halt 


  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km 
 
| Heaviest shelling of diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present 

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country May 2018 v May 2017
|  By country 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer May 2018 v May 2017
|  By manufacturer 5-Months 2018 v 5-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
BEV CAR SALES
  |  Top selling electric car BEV models 4-months 2018
| USA 
TESLA MODEL 3 CAR SALES
  |  May 2018 | 5-Months 2018
| WESTERN EUROPE 
SMART IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

|  CAR SALES  | TURKEY
Reanult Megane Turkey top seller 2018Resilience of Turkey’s car market defies expectations   

At least until now, the Turkish car market made a habit of defying even the most pessimistic predictions. That’s doubly underlined by a far milder and only short-lived downturn in fateful 2017 and three successive monthly car sales gains in this year’s four months to April. Already one third through the year, with cumulative sales of 177,420 units, Turkey’s new car sales remain 2 per cent up on the same time last year 


  | Turkey’s car market standing up to fallout from last year’s failed coup shock 
 
| Return to business as usual, China main driver

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickElectric LCV called StreetScooter

"To do your own thing in the complex vehicle manufacturing business hardly ever works. So what chance is there that Deutsche Post DHL, engineering and building its own electric light-commercial vehicle - will make it pay?"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km
  | VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe

 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Q1 2018 diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsHeaviest shelling of already badly damaged diesel bunkers appears to be undergoing a lull at present   

Although it is not a trend that has changed the diesel car market’s underlying downward trajectory, April’s diesel car sales figures, led by a couple of major markets, suggest nevertheless that during the second half of this year the underlying rate of decline from diesel cars could be slowing 


  | Germany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km 
 
| Headlong diesel plunge in diesel car sales continues

 


 

|  FINANCIAL RESULTS FY 2018  | JLR
Jaguar 2018FY results F-PaceIs this the end of Jaguar Land Rover’s party atmosphere?   

JLR Jaguar Land Rover, the Tata-owned manufacturer of prestige sector cars, suffered a financial setback during its fiscal year ending March 31 this year 


  | BMW ends last year with largely unchanged profits, but turns up the voltage 
 
| Audi full-year operating profits climbs to €5.06bn, margin hits 8.4%

 


 

|  TRADE  | CHINA
China Automotive TariffsChina cuts duty on imported cars to 15%   

China’s decision to counter threats of a potentially deeply damaging trade war with the US has ostensibly sparked a surprise Chinese move to cut its import tariff for fully assembled cars from 25% to 15% from July 1 this year 


  | Majority of cars built by Mercedes are no longer ‘Made in Germany’ 
 
| Return of consumers’ appetite for new cars kept world's car production near full throttle

 


 

|  VW  | EUROPE
VW Europe market share fightback Volkswagen fight-back, gaining, thanks in part to diesel scrappage incentives   

April’s new car sales in Western Europe provided Europe’s motor barons with yet another reason for cautious satisfaction; none more so than with market leader Volkswagen 


  | VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe 
 
| Headlong plunge in diesel car sales continues

 


 

|  CO2 EMISSIONS  | GERMANY
Germany Car CO2 average emissionsGermany’s average April CO2 emissions from cars rise to 130.4g/km   

The actual percentage change in the average CO2 emission from cars in Germany this April may still look tiny, but the 1.6 per cent increase against the same month last year to 130.4 g/km is likely seen by car makers with dismay


  | VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe 
 
| Free fall in UK diesel car sales continued in March

 


 

|  PRODUCTION  | WORLD
Mercedes production HungaryMajority of cars built by Mercedes are no longer ‘Made in Germany’  

In a world where status-rich prestige-sector cars appear to attract more and more willing buyers the world over, it hardly comes as a surprise to discover that the manufacturing plants of Germany’s leading prestige car makers have been working right up to their installed capacity limits 

  | Return of consumers’ appetite kept some of world's car production near full throttle 
 
| Audi, after hot 11th hour sprint, regains China’s prestige car sales crown

 


 

 

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