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  DIESEL SALES  | EUROPE      
Europeís Diesel car sales share slumps to 14 year low
Published: Thu, 01st February 2017 20:16:17 GMT  
 

West European Diesel car sales mix 1977 - 2017

Europeís diesel car market was expected to have a difficult year because the spreading toxic cloud from the Volkswagen generated dieselgate scandal simply refused to blow away. However, few observers predicted that the sales share of diesel-fuelled cars would fall so far so fast. According to AIDís own figures thatís a steep 5.3 percentage point plunge to just 44.5 per cent during the whole of last year. Thatís West Europeís lowest full year level since 2003 when the diesel car penetration reached 43.7 per cent

As if last yearís dismal European sales turnout from diesel cars wasnít enough food for thought, Decemberís sales share, a tell-tale indicator of todayís consumer attitude to discredited diesel cars, slumped to an even lower 41.4 per cent. 

Further signs that Europeís car buying public is in an ugly mood about diesel cars, Decemberís West European diesel car sales share already trails December 2016 levels by an eye-watering 7.3 percentage points. 

Brushing aside the statistical blip last seen here in Europe in 2009, Decemberís headlong dive from diesels stands out among the steepest market share losses seen in Europeís previously flourishing diesel car market. 


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