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EUROPE | ELECTRIC CAR MARKET |   AID DATA   
Consumersí eroding confidence in diesels 
Published: Tue, 01st August 2017 11:32:18 GMT  
 

West European Diesel share up to H1 2017

Europeís diesel car market appears to be in a seemingly uncontrollable tailspin. At half-time, West Europeís fast-ebbing diesel car sales share slumped to 46.1 per cent. A new 14-year low point if statistically distorted 2009 (scrappage incentive) is ignored. This June, testament to the latest state of play, West Europeís diesel car sales share dropped to 45.2 per cent, a steep 4.4 percentage point loss in the past twelve months alone

The diesel car sales losses now monitored each month by AID have reached 4.6 per cent during this yearís first half. 

By contrast, thatís at a time when the regionís overall new car market continued to march into the exact opposite direction. 

Thatís a 3.7 per cent sales gain at this yearís halfway point, thus cutting the regionís fast-eroding diesel car sale share by yet another notch to 46.1 per cent from 50.1 per cent at the same stage last year. 

As if Europeís already hounded leading diesel carmakers did not have enough on their plate. 

If AIDís latest tell-tale European diesel car sales numbers are any guide to the immediate future, the pain that first began to bite after the VW diesel emissions scandal broke in September 2015 looks set to intensify further. 

Judged from the very latest developments in Europe, todayís consumer exodus from tainted diesels is likely to get a great deal worse - thus transforming a mere headache into a throbbing migraine. 

The underlying erosion of Europeís diesel car sales share has markedly intensified as the current year progressed. 

Thereís lots to discuss at tomorrowís (Wednesday) so called Diesel-Gipfel taking place in Berlin between German government officials and the main protagonists in the German passenger car market.


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