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EUROPE | DIESELS |  AID EXCLUSIVE
Europe’s car buyers continuing to desert diesel cars
Published: Fri, 26th Aug 2016 15:37:14 GMT  
 



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

Europe’s autoindustry, and Germany’s Volkswagen Group more than most, is now experiencing the moment it hoped would never come: Growing numbers of their previously long-loyal customers are suddenly turning their backs on previously long-trusted diesels.

That’s the overriding message from AID’s exclusively compiled latest numbers showing that the rate of change from diesel to petrol-powered cars in Europe is continuing unabated.

Further signs that the industry finds itself at a crossroads, with all lights flashing amber, June’s diesel car sales share in Western Europe dropped below the psychologically crucial 50 per cent level
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