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WESTERN EUROPE / DIESELS
Diesel still rules
Few of todayís German car buyers are yet tempted by hybrids

Published :Tue, 08 July 2014 10:47:01 GMT
 

Diesel pump Aral station

Whilst hybrids have made some significant inroads into the car markets of the Netherlands and Norway, little or no progress to speak of was made in the regionís biggest car market. 

In Germany, during this yearís five months to May, sales of hybrids rose 10 per cent to a comparatively lacklustre 11,260 units. 

This means that nearly halfway through the current year hybrids captured just 0.9 per cent of this yearís steadily recovering German car market. 

That compares with a not dissimilar 0.8 per cent car sales share during the same period last year
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