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| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
West European diesel passenger car sales share 2017Europe’s diesel car market is continuing to crumble

Fading demand for diesel powered cars, likely fuelled in large part by an intensifying drumbeat of anti-diesel media reporting and insinuations of forthcoming discriminatory measures specifically aimed against diesel cars like inner city driving bans, have evidently sunk their teeth into a segment that until recently still accounted for just over half of West Europe’s new car sales


  | Diesels at the Crossroads 49.5% 2016 West European diesel share
 
| End is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE    
Europe full year diesel car salesDiesels at the Crossroads 
49.5% 2016 West European diesel share

AID’s exclusively compiled data reveals that less than half the new cars sold in Western Europe last year – (49.5%) - were powered by diesels, worst turnout since 2009


  | End is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair
 
| Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating


 

| USA | DIESELS   
US Emission VW agreement grillEnd is near – final hammer blow in VW’s US Dieselgate affair

Volkswagen US Dieselgate settlements – expectation of near imminent “Guilty Plea” linked to binding agreement to pay $4.3bn US criminal and civil fines – VW said “the payment obligations are expected to lead to a financial expense that exceeds the current provisions  


  | Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating
 
| Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening


 

| EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE  
Europe’s diesel car market just keeps deteriorating

Figures compiled by AID show that this year’s global prestige sector car market, a highly profitable sector that Mercedes, BMW and Audi have almost made their own, remains on course for yet another all-time global sales record.


  | Progressively widening cracks in Europe’s former diesel car bastion
 
| Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening


 

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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s diesel demand crisis deepening

Environmental storms sent Europe’s diesel car demand into a steep downward spiral. Disregarding statistically distorted 2009 – the sales share of diesel fuelled cars in Western Europe dropped to an 11-year low. In the eight months to August this year West Europe’s diesel sales share only narrowly avoided the drop to a sub-50 per cent sales penetration level. A tell-tale sign of underlying car buying trends in the region, West Europe’s diesel car share this August dropped to 48.3 per cent, trimming the sector’s sales share after 8-month by 2.1 percentage point to just 50 per cent, according to exclusive AID figures 


  | Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 



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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars


This June, continuing a trend that first gathered momentum during the closing months of last year after the bombshell news of Volkswagen’s dieselgate scandal, West Europe’s diesel car sale share slipped below the 50 per cent mark, raising industry fears that today’s trickle of desertions could soon turn into a torrent


  | In Europe diesels continue to lose ground, but nothing drastic
 
| Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

 



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WESTERN EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE          
West European Diesel passenger car sales trends and mix AID NewsletterIn Europe diesels continue to lose ground, but nothing drastic

First the soothing news for an otherwise anxious diesel car industry. It may still be a slow turning tide. But just as a small stone can potentially trigger a dangerous rock slide, European consumers’ initially slow switch from today’s badly tainted diesels back to the comparative safety of petrol-fuelled cars could quickly pick up speed. This is the latest underlying message from AID’s exclusive latest take on Europe’s underlying diesel car sales trends 



  | Slow drift back to cheaper petrol cars
 
| Can Europe’s diesel car market heal itself after the crisis?

 


 

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SOUTH KOREA  | AID EXCLUSIVE     
South Korea Diesel passenger car sales 2016Diesel Fallout - Reputations, which take years or even decades to build, take just moments to destroy

In Korea, whose comparatively modest overall car market is dominated more than any other major global market by just one domestic automotive juggernaut - Hyundai-Kia - diesel-fuelled cars accounted last year for almost half the new cars sold, rising to a 90 per cent plus sales share for the leading importers Mercedes, BMW and Audi. Little wonder then that Volkswagen’s infamous dieselgate scandal sent shock waves through Korea’s automotive market. 



  | VW Korea ordered to recall 125,000 diesel fuelled Volkswagen and Audi models
 
| Can Europe’s diesel car market heal itself after the crisis?

 


 

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GERMANY    
VW German monthly market share 2016 AID NewsletterVolkswagen’s home share tumbles to 7-year low

Whichever way latest German car sales statistics are analysed, the continuing media firestorm sparked by the dieselgate affair appears to have had a pronounced negative impact on Volkswagen’s domestic sales. Foreseeably, it now looks as if notable numbers of Germany’s diesel car buyers are now giving Volkswagen’s badly tainted diesels a miss. Four months into this year, with Germany’s diesel car sales rising 3.2 per cent, Volkswagen own diesel car sales lurched into reverse; down by a steep 8 per cent 

  | Volkswagen car brand takes dieselgate ill-effects on the chin  
 
| Volkswagen, for 2nd month running, takes dieselgate ill-effects on the chin

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE      
Diesel car sales Western Europe Q1 2016 includes dataSlow drift back to cheaper petrol cars

It begins slowly, as these things do. Thanks in large part to Volkswagen’s highly toxic diesel emission scandal, deeply damaging press coverage continuous to ooze out of Europe’s badly hit diesel car sales scene like a menacing black oil slick. And before you know it, an initially slow-turning tide away from badly tarred diesels threatens to evolve into a torrent of change. 

  | Volkswagen car brand takes dieselgate ill-effects on the chin  
 
| Can Europe’s diesel car market heal itself after the crisis?

 

 


 

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GERMANY  
Volkswagen Wolfsburg mist and fog 2016 AID NewsletterVolkswagen car brand takes dieselgate ill-effects on the chin

The toxic fallout from Volkswagen’s diesel scandal, providing a seemingly endless flow of juicy material for the world’s still spellbound media, also turned into a gift for main competitors and a hammer blow for Europe’s leading car brand

  | Has Volkswagen’s fool’s game primed ticking time bomb?  
 
| Volkswagen, for 2nd month running, takes dieselgate ill-effects on the chin

  

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE | DIESELS | AID EXCLUSIVE  
AID Nwwsletter European Diesel car sales January 2016Can Europe’s diesel car market heal itself after the crisis?  

Whichever way January’s car sales figures are worked, Europe’s previously high-flying diesel car balloon may not have burst, but AID’s latest data points nonetheless to a continuous, albeit slow loss of altitude 


  | Europeans stick to diesels that have served them so well for decades 
 
| Feared mass desertion of Europe’s diesel car buyers fails to materialise

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE - DIESELS
West European Diesel car sales trends 2015 infographic
Europeans stick to diesels that have served them so well for decades 

Adverse publicity from Volkswagen’s diesel exhaust emissions scandal may have generated a blizzard of barbed media coverage in Europe and elsewhere, but Europe’s new car buyers still appear largely unfazed by the issue. In spite of widespread condemnation, so far the toxic issue has fallen on deaf ears in much of Europe and the region’s money-wise car buying public has continued to pile into the diesel car market as if the potentially deeply damaging dieselgate affair never happened 


  | Feared mass desertion of Europe’s diesel car buyers fails to materialise
 
| EDITORIAL | Sub $40 oil aimed to stall electric car take-off?

 


 

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WESTERN EUROPE - DIESELS
Diesel car sales history Western Europe to 2015Feared mass desertion of Europe’s diesel car buyers fails to materialise 

The European-wide sharp weakening in underlying diesel car demand that many carmakers’ feared only a couple of months ago, has not yet happened


  | Mass-disappearance act from Europe’s diesel car buyers is notable for its absence
 
| Slowing diesel pulse rate, but nothing drastic

 


 

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West European Diesel car sales trend 2015DIESELS | EXCLUSIVE
Threatened mass-disappearance act from Europe’s diesel car buyers is notable for its absence 

In spite of some market fears that Europe’s long flourishing diesel car market could be heading for a severe downturn after the fallout from Volkswagen’s emissions scandal, AID’s exclusively compiled provisional diesel car sales data for October shows that consumers’ underlying demand for today’s tainted fuel-sippers has remained fairly unscathed


  | Diesels still account for more than half the cars sold in Western Europe
 
| Slowing diesel pulse rate, but nothing drastic

 


 

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Diesel car sales trends history AID graph 2015 smallDIESELS | AID EXCLUSIVE
Slowing diesel pulse rate, but nothing drastic 

Against a background of uproar in both the popular and financial media and siren warnings of a potentially crippling body blow for diesel powered cars, AID’s latest health check suggests that it may still be too early to write the obituary of the diesel car market in Europe

  | First Half Diesel passenger car sales by market 
 
| VW charged with using software to cheat on US emissions testing

 


 

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Volkswagen Group emissions graphicVolkswagen -
Vultures are circling

Hundreds of thousands of confused would-be buyers of VW Group diesels in Europe could now turn to supposedly untainted clean diesels from rival manufacturers
 

 
> First Half Diesel passenger car sales by market 
 
> VW charged with using software to cheat on US emissions testing

 


 

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DIESELS  AID EXCLUSIVE 

West European Diesel fuelled passenger cars history and trendsDiesels still account for more than half the cars sold in Western Europe 

Optimism among carmakers and their suppliers about the health and underlying direction of West Europe’s diesel car market received a much needed boost from AID compiled figures showing that at this year’s first quarter stage more than half the new cars sold in Western Europe were still diesel powered

  > Diesel fuelled cars still reign supreme throughout Western Europe
 
> More than half the Maseratis sold in Germany so far this year are diesels

 




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