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WESTERN EUROPE / DIESELS AID EXCLUSIVE
Diesels still humming along nicely
Wasnít Europe supposed to be a dying market for diesel cars?

Published: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:23:15 GMT
 

AID Diesel Car Sales graph 6-months 2014

Diesel fuelled passenger cars were supposed to be killed by the latest generation of more fuel-efficient petrol cars and hybrids in particular. But here it still is, with 3.4m buyers during this yearís first half, more than half the new cars sold in Western Europe during this yearís first half were still diesel powered, AIDís exclusively compiled car sales figures reveal.

53.6%
First half diesel-fuelled cars share of West Europeís new car market


As a consequence, pointing to the seemingly unwavering loyalty to the autoindustryís latest frugal oilburners, during this yearís first half diesel-fuelled cars still captured 53.6 per cent of West Europeís slowly recovering new car market - almost the same as during last yearís first half period, AID figures show. 

By any measure, demand for diesel-powered passenger cars in Western Europe has held up markedly better than some forecasters had earlier expected
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WEST EUROPEAN new DIESEL CAR sales:

by country 6-MONTHS 2014 v 6-MONTHS 2013

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