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 FUEL MIX  | GERMANY
Petrol powered cars make further sharp inroads at expense of sinking diesels
Published: Thu, 05th July 2018 20:14:25 GMT  
 

German diesel sales and history

For AID’s perplexed market observers today’s question is not so much whether Germany’s previously long-flourishing domestic market for cutting-edge diesel cars will fade into obscurity, but how soon

Already half-way through the year, the sales share of petrol fuelled cars, excluding Prius type hybrids (HEV) and other so-called mild hybrids (MHEV), soared to almost two-in-three sales. 

Germany’s diesel car sales share at half-time dropped to less than a third. 

It seems that Germany, not so long ago was still seen as a buzzing showcase scene for cutting-edge diesel engine technology. 

Today, thanks almost entirely to the continuing toxic fallout from the self-inflicted dieselgate scandal, a fast changing tide of consumer car purchasing patterns is transforming the backyard of Germany’s previously admired autoindustry into a market increasingly dominated by humdrum petrol engines.


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