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AID NEWSLETTER REPORT PAGE ONE PREVIEW 1810  ISSUE NL1810 | Published - 01 June 2018
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|  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

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2018 v April 2017
|  By country 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2018 v April 2017
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2018 v April 2017
|  By country 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models Jan-Apr 2018
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country April 2018 v April 2017
|  By country 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| TURKEY 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2018 v April 2017
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| TURKEY 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
2018 v 4-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
FIAT IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT PAGE ONE PREVIEW 1809  ISSUE NL1809 | Published - 18 May 2018
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|  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

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickBosch rides to the rescue of dying diesel cars

"Whichever way recent diesel car sales trends in Western Europe are looked at, few autoindustry observers would disagree with the view that today the region’s diesel car market is looking very sickly. Moreover, while the house is burning, none of the carmakers appeared ready to extinguish the fire. Until now, that is"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| March sees 6% car sales dip, thanks chiefly to fewer working days
  | Bosch NOx breakthrough said capable of saving diesel car future

 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country April 2018 v April 2017
|  By country 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer April 2018 v April 2017
|  By manufacturer 4-Months 2018 v 4-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  By leading PHEV car sales mixes Q1 2018
| WESTERN EUROPE 
ŠKODA IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT EDITION 1808 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1808 | Published - 03 May 2018
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|  WORLD  | BRIC
AID world car sales supplement report Q1 2018Return to business as usual, China main driver   

BRICs car markets back to previously familiar good form – Europe and USA, again left behind in the dust


  | Global car sales dynamo slowing 
 
| Turkey’s car market standing up to fallout from last year’s failed coup shock

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickBack on track, marked rise in Europe’s April car sales

"What a difference a day makes. After the cold snap in March, last month finally saw the start of spring. With buds on the trees and the days growing longer, spring finally made its mark. Just over three days into May, AID’s first provisional stab at April car sales in Western Europe shows that all the region’s markets saw a notable uplift in sales. That’s a healthy looking gain of more than 9 per cent. In consequence, one third through the year, sales are up by close on 2 per cent for the regions. The reasons are all too easily spotted"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| March sees 6% car sales dip, thanks chiefly to fewer working days
  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low

 

|  TRUCK SALES  | EUROPE
West European Truck sales Jan-Jun 2017March truck business slackens, pulled down by shorter working month   

West Europe’s March sales of heavy trucks in the 16t and above weight category dropped 5.5 per cent. Significantly, the region’s truck market, echoing the picture already seen in the March car market, was expected to suffer a notable setback because of last month's loss of between one and two working days 

  | Best truck sales year since 2008 
 
| Europe’s heavy truck market up 4% at half-time

 


 

|  DIESEL TECHNOLOGY   
Bosch diesel NOx technology Bosch NOx breakthrough said capable of saving diesel car future   

Bosch, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of diesel engine components and widely recognised as the premier authority on light-duty diesel engine technology, says it has made a genuine breakthrough in terms of neutralizing diesel engine emissions by drastically reducing vexed NOx emissions from diesel cars to a mere fraction of the permitted post 2020 levels in EU Europe 

  | Headlong plunge in diesel car sales continues
  | January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

 


 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Q1 2018 diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsHeadlong plunge in diesel car sales continues  

Whichever way latest AID compiled West European car sales numbers are analysed, underlying demand for diesel powered cars is now falling a great deal faster than even pessimists would have projected only a year ago 

  | Free fall in UK diesel car sales continued in March
 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| UNITED KINGDOM 
PHEV CAR SALES
  |  UK top selling PHEVs by model 2017
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2018 v March 2017
|  By country 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2018 v March 2017
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2018 v March 2017
|  By country 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country March 2018 v March 2017
|  By country 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT
WORLD CAR SALES Q1 2018 SUPPLEMENT | AID EXCLUSIVE  
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement
| WESTERN EUROPE 
VOLVO IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT EDITION 1807 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1807 | Published - 20 April 2018
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|  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

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickVolkswagen in search of new dawn

"If ever there was an idea whose time has finally come, it has to be genuine transparency and the dawn of a new beginning.
"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in W-Europe
  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low

 

|  EUROPE MARCH SALES  | EUROPE
March sees 6% car sales dip, thanks chiefly to fewer working days  

March car sales in Western Europe fell by a comparatively steep 6 per cent, but the dip in what ranks as one of the biggest car sales months in an average year is due mainly to one off special factors 

  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low
 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

 


 

|  DIESEL SALES  | UK  
October diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsFree fall in UK diesel car sales continued in March  

The UK’s previously flourishing market for diesel cars, tormented by rapid fire flak from virtually all directions, now looks a mere shadow of its former self. Judged on the sector’s most recent progress, the damage endured this March alone tempts the view that the UK’s progressively limp diesel car sales balloon remains on course to crash down to earth sooner rather than later 
 

  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low
 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40%

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WORLD 
CAR PRODUCTION
  |  German domestic car production by manufacturer 2017 v 2016
|  German OEM overseas car production by manufacturer 2017 v 2016
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country March 2018 v March 2017
|  By country 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer March 2018 v March 2017
|  By manufacturer 3-Months 2018 v 3-Months 2017
| GERMANY 
ELECTRIC CAR SALES
  |  By model 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
TESLA IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT EDITION 1806 PREVIEW  ISSUE NL1806 | Published - 03 April 2018
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|  PRODUCTION  | WORLD
World car production 2017 VW TiguanReturn of consumers’ appetite for new cars kept some of world's car production near full throttle  

The return to a near widespread business-as-usual bullishness in many of last year’s economies, boosting last year’s global car sales by some 2.6 per cent, has inevitably left its positive mark on last year’s passenger car production 

  | Germany’s car exports to China dwarfed by UK
 
| China turbo-charged last year’s global car production

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickDiesels elevated to public enemy No 1 in Europe, but Korean’s have no such qualms

"Europe’s diesel car owners, peering into the future clearly don’t like what they see. The likelihood of city bans, higher discriminatory taxation and the ticking time-bomb of plummeting residual values are just a few of diesel car owners’ current anxieties. Given the bleak future now universally painted for diesel cars in Europe, it comes as no surprise that spiralling numbers of Europe’s diesel car owners - given a good trade in or scrappage deal - are now dumping their diesel cars in droves. And who can blame them"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low
  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low

 

|  FINANCIAL RESULTS 2017  | BMW
BMW pre-tax margin Q4 2017BMW ends last year with largely unchanged profits, but turns up the voltage  

BMW’s full-year 2017 automotive margin remains stuck at 8.9%, but its capital expenditure jumped 22.1 per cent to a record €7.1bn. “Our future” said BMW CEO Harald Krüger when presenting last year’s group results “is definitely electric”. For the current year BMW expects a slight rise in both deliveries and revenue, accompanied once more by an EBIT margin in the 8-10 per cent target corridor. The projected “slight increase in [2018] deliveries” is due to projected growth in China and the US in particular, the company said 


  | Audi full-year operating profits climbs to €5.06bn, margin hits 8.4%
 
| For Mercedes, China still holds key to global prestige sector leadership

 


 

|  FINANCIAL RESULTS 2017  | AUDI
2017 Premium car makers financial resultsAudi full-year operating profits climbs to €5.06bn, margin hits 8.4% 

Audi, the historically fast-spinning profit dynamo for the autoindustry’s leading Volkswagen Group, in spite of stiff headwinds on the now closely monitored diesel front, performed well over the past year, particularly when considering that its ample Joint-Venture profits from China, whose prestige car market it has long dominated, are currently not included in its declared operating profit 


  | Audi, after hot 11th hour sprint, regains China’s prestige car sales crown
 
| Audi hurt by toxic waves of Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| WORLD 
CAR PRODUCTION
  |  By country 2017 v 2016
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2018 v February 2017
|  By country 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2018 v February 2017
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2018 v February 2017
|  By country 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 2-Months 2018

| SOUTH KOREA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| SOUTH KOREA 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling model 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| WESTERN EUROPE 
SUZUKI IN DEPTH SALES ANALYSIS
  |  In depth sales analysis supplement 

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT FRONT PAGE PREVIEW 1805  ISSUE NL1805 | Published - 16 March 2018
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|  FEBRUARY SALES  | UNITED KINGDOM
UK’s consumers dump tarred diesels in droves, but they are not heading for electric car safe haven

UK consumers may now be leaving the leaky diesel ship in droves, but they are certainly not yet ready for the earlier anticipated switch to pure electric cars or plug-in hybrids. 

  | Europe’s car market starts 2018 with a spring in its step
 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickThe SUV Show 
What’s next?

"SUV-Crossovers, first spotted by fashion A-listers as the type of vehicle to be seen in, remain ever so cool. It’s not a localised buying trend. Instead, this trend is now echoed in near equal measure between L.A. to London and Beijing to Bombay. Even more startling to even grey-haired members of the automotive observer league is the longevity of this planet-wide phenomenon. Also, it is the first ever truly global automotive fashion trend. No surprise then, this trend has turned into an all-round winning streak for all those producing the right products"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low
  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low

 

|  EUROPE FEBRUARY SALES  | EUROPE
February another good month for Europe’s still recovering new car market

Two months through the year and Europe’s autoindustry was treated to yet another rare nugget of good news. For the second month running, West Europe’s new car market has comfortably topped last year’s same month sales, raising hopes that this year’s underlying regional new car demand appears to be holding up a great deal better than generally anticipated. 


  | Europe’s car market starts 2018 with a spring in its step
 
| West Europe’s 2017 car sales up 2.5% to 14.3m - best turnout since 2007

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By country February 2018 v February 2017
|  By country 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2018 v February 2017
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017
| WORLD 
PREMIUM CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2018 v February 2017
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017

|  By major market February 2018 v February 2017
|  By major market 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017

| WESTERN EUROPE 
CAR SALES
  |  By sector split 2017 v 2016
| RUSSIA 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer February 2018 v February 2017
|  By manufacturer 2-Months 2018 v 2-Months 2017

 

 

 


 

 

AID NEWSLETTER REPORT FRONT PAGE PREVIEW 1804  ISSUE NL1804 | Published - 02 March 2018
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|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Europe electric car registrations October 2017VW’s e-Golf was January’s top-selling electric car in Western Europe

First signs that a change at the top of Europe's now closely monitored electric car sales chart may be looming on the horizon came from AID’s exclusively compiled car sales figures for January showing that Volkswagen’s e-Golf has already nudged aside Renault’s ZOE, the long-standing number one in the region’s now closely monitored electric car sales chart 


  | Tesla’s Model S outsells Mercedes S-Class in last year’s W.European car market
 
| Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales | 2017 FULL YEAR sales

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickIs this the straw that breaks the diesel powered camel’s back?

"As if Europe’s already hounded diesel car makers did not have enough on their plate. Tuesday’s much-awaited decision of Germany’s highest administrative court, effectively giving its legal blessing to a much-feared future city ban for some higher polluting diesels, is yet another nail in the coffin of diesel powered cars"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| January’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low
  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low


 

|  CAR SALES BY SECTOR  | EUROPE | AID DATA
2017 West European car sales by sector SUV dominatesEurope’s SUV-Crossover share pole-vaulted last year into record orbit - above 30%

Demand for the taller than average SUV-Crossovers, today’s most trendy motors, continued to pulverise sales records in each of the past half-dozen years. Last year was no exception. AID’s own figures reveal that the seemingly endless gain in popularity culminated last year with a bumper 4.3 million SUV-Crossover sales across Western Europe. 


  | Europe’s unstoppable rise of SUV-Crossovers
 
| SUV-Crossovers heading for new European sales record, again

 


 

|  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
October diesel car sales Western Europe data and trendsJanuary’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe sinks below 40% - 16-year low

Most market observers saw Europe’s underlying diesel car sales trend as bad, but few anticipated how bad it would get. Diesel car sales plunged 11.6 per cent in Western Europe last month compared with the month a year ago in a fresh sign of the segment’s deterioration as it hurtles down the slippery slope far faster than earlier feared. In consequence, the sector’s double-digit dive in January’s otherwise expanding new car market sharply reduced the region’s diesel car sales share to 39.8 per cent 


  | Europe’s Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low
 
| Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales |  2017 Full Year BEV sales

 


 

|  ELECTRIC CAR SALES  | EUROPE | AID DATA
Tesla Model S outsells Mercedes S-Class in EuropeTesla’s Model S outsells Mercedes S-Class in last year’s W.European car market

Of the new luxury chariots sold in Western Europe last year - a comparatively small segment best typified by Mercedes’ pricey S-Class - the already long-serving Tesla Model S, a pure electric car, was responsible for the lion’s share of sector sales. According to AID’s own car sales numbers, last year the Tesla Model S alone attracted some sector-leading 15,400 West European sales 


  | Sudden buzz to Europe’s BEV sales |  2017 Full Year BEV sales
 
| Germany, Europe's largest market for electric car sales in November. Ahead of Norway

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country January 2018 v January 2017

| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models January 2018

| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By BEV sales mix by manufacturer January 2018

| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country January 2018 v January 2017
| EUROPE 
CAR SALES SECTOR ANALYSIS
  |  By SUV mix by country 2017  
|  By top selling SUV models 2017 vs 2016  
| JAPAN 
CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2017 v December 2016
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| JAPAN 
CAR SALES
  |  By sector December 2017 v December 2016
|  By sector 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| JAPAN 
CAR SALES
  |  By top selling models 2017

 

 

 


 

 

AID Newsletter 1803 front page preview  ISSUE NL1803 | Published - 16 February 2018
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|  CO2 EMISSIONS  | FRANCE
France 2017 CO2 emissions passenger car salesPSA’s fleet average CO2 levels at home rose sharply last year

It has been a common and well deserved positive thread in recent media reporting that Peugeot-Citroën, thanks in part to its popular small cars, has repeatedly returned some of the lowest average fleet CO2 levels in Europe. So given this continuous progress in recent years, not just in France, but also on the wider European scene, it comes as something of a shock when last year on French home turf the exact opposite was the case. But the recent acquisition of Opel-Vauxhall alone doesn’t appear to be the main reason 


  | West Europe’s 2017 car sales up 2.5% to 14.3m - best turnout since 2007
 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels?

 


 

|  EUROPE JANUARY SALES  | EUROPE
Europe’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

 

 

 


 

 

AID Newsletter 1802 front page preview  ISSUE NL1802 | Published - 02 February 2018
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|  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

 


 

| FULL ARTICLE | EDITORIAL
Peter Schmidt AID Newsletter Journal Report WarwickWest European car sales off to a good start in January

"Europe’s car market, buoyed by strengthening economic growth and high consumer confidence in virtually all of mainland Europe, seems set to continue its forward momentum"
 
Peter Schmidt | Editor


 
| Consequences of a falling diesel share – rising CO2 levels
  | Mitsubishi has highest plug-in sales share in Europe


 

|  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

 


 

DATA TABLES AND GRAPHS INCLUDED WITH THIS ISSUE
| EUROPE 
DIESEL CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2017 v December 2016
|  By country 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By manufacturer December 2017 v December 2016
|  By manufacturer 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
ELECTRIC BEV CAR SALES
  |  By country December 2017 v December 2016
|  By country 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| EUROPE 
TRUCK SALES 16T GVW AND OVER
  |  By country December  2017 v December 2016
|  By country 12-Months 2017 v 12-Months 2016
| WORLD CAR SALES SUPPLEMENT | AID EXCLUSIVE  
WORLD CAR SALES Q4 2017
  |  AID's latest quarterly statistical car sales supplement

 

 

 


 

 


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