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FRANCE | DIESELS
French car buyers switch back to petrol in droves, diesel share slips to near two-decade low
Published: Fri, 09th June 2017 17:51:08 GMT  
 

France 2017 vs. 2016 diesel car sales trends

The severity of Franceís steep and sustained downturn in underlying diesel car demand was driven home once more in May when sales of diesel powered cars didn't just fall but plunge. Nearly halfway through the year, and at a time when the sales share of diesels took a headlong dive to a near two-decade low of just 47.7 per cent, the five months car sales share of petrol-fuelled cars soared to 47.5 per cent according to CCFA data.

Testament to the marketís continuing change in underlying car sales trends, thatís a gain of 4.2 percentage points of market share in the past twelve months alone, adding credence to the safe prediction that before long petrol fuelled cars in France will again outsell diesels for the first time in 17-years.

A less welcome development, French consumersí intensifying trend to dump their diesels for less fuel-economical petrol cars and heavier SUV-Crossovers in particular is virtually guaranteed to stop and even reverse earlier achieved reductions in average CO2 emissions from cars.


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