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EUROPE | DIESELS |   AID DATA  
Diesel storms prompt consumer longings for petrol safe haven
Published: Mon, 30th October 2017 21:18:08 GMT  
 

West European Diesel car sales mix of total sales 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stoked by deep-seated fears that discriminatory measures aimed specifically at diesels could now be waiting just around the corner, more and more of Europe’s anxious car buyers are continuing to turn their back on diesel-fuelled cars 

AID compiled car sales statistics reveal that in much of Western Europe demand for new diesel cars is continuing the seemingly inexorable slide down the slippery slope. 

During this year’s July to September third quarter, West Europe’s diesel car sales share had slipped to 43.5 per cent. 

That’s the third successive quarterly fall in a row and directly compares to a recent high of 52.2 per cent in the fateful fourth quarter of 2015.

In just under two years, West Europe’s diesel car market shed 8.7 percentage points of market share. 

All of which throws a timely spotlight on the intensifying desertion of diesel car buyers, with petrol fuelled cars ending up progressively as the main, but not only beneficiaries. 

This now widely shared assessment for instance is highlighted in near equal measure in both the UK’s and Germany’s September car market. 

AID investigates why an initial trickle is now threatening to turn into a flood.


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MORE DIESEL ARTICLES LIKE THIS:

| Germany’s August diesel car share slumps to lowest level for decade and a half   4 Sep 2017


| Diesel car market pauses after losing sales share for 18 months running   24 Aug 2017


| Consumers’ eroding confidence in diesels   1 Aug 2017

 

 

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