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WESTERN EUROPE / DIESELS AID EXCLUSIVE
Diesel fuelled cars still reign supreme throughout Western Europe
Exclusively compiled data from AID reveals that diesels still captured more than half of last yearís West European car market

Published: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:53:00 GMT

Diesel fuel pump blur blue Esso
AID compiled figures reveal that the widely predicted mass exodus away from pricey diesels to the latest generation of cheaper, smaller capacity turbo-charged petrol-fuelled cars hasn't yet happened

Oil has been trading below $50 a barrel since the beginning of the current year and the pump price of both petrol and diesel in Europe has now been falling for months. 

While cheered a great deal by the ongoing downward drift in European fuel prices, the regionís new car buyers have clearly not forgotten that during the only recently endured era of sky-high fuel prices, fuel-sipping diesels remained an important firewall against spiralling motoring costs.

Exclusively compiled data from AID reveals that latest state-of-the-art diesels still captured more than half of last yearís recovering West European car market, thus leaving the regionís popular oil-burners with a largely unchanged sales share. 

While new car buyers in the Netherland remained most loyal to petrol powered cars, with just one in four opting last year for a diesel, more than 60 per cent of the new cars sold last year in France, Spain and BeLux were diesel powered. In both Germany and the UK, the regionís two biggest car markets, every other car sold there last year was diesel fuelled. 

Last yearís West European diesel car share was highest in both Ireland and Portugal, where last year diesels accounted for more than 70 per cent of the market
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DATA AVAILABLE TO SUBSCRIBERS WITH THIS ARTICLE:

WEST EUROPEAN NEW DIESEL CAR SALES:
BY COUNTRY FULL YEAR 2014 v FULL YEAR†2013

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