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DIESELS  AID EXCLUSIVE 
Diesels still account for more than half the cars sold in Western Europe

Published: Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:49:53 GMT

West European car sales Q1 2015 Fuel pumps Sweden

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.

In spite of a progressive weakening in underlying diesel car demand in France, where a firestorm of negative publicity surrounding diesel particulate emissions and a recent switch to pump price parity of petrol and diesel has tempted a gathering drift back to cheaper petrol-powered cars, car buyers’ underlying healthy appetite for notably more frugal diesels in Europe has hardly changed. 

That’s underlined by latest AID compiled figures showing that without France, West Europe’s diesel car share at this year’s first quarter stage remained stuck at a largely unchanged 51 per cent
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WEST EUROPEAN NEW DIESEL CAR SALES:
BY COUNTRY FIRST QUARTER 2015 v FIRST QUARTER 2014
 

 

 

 

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