01 Oct '17, 2pm

EU’s new vehicle #diesel share in drops below 50%; increased gasoline sales; implications for climate targets https://t.co/Xq65HOekxL

EU’s new vehicle #diesel share in drops below 50%; increased gasoline sales; implications for climate targets https://t.co/Xq65HOekxL

Diesel market share in Europe drops below 50%; offset by increased gasoline engine sales; implications for climate targets 1 October 2017 Diesel’s market share in the EU-15 fell from 50.2% to 46.3% of new car registrations in the first half of 2017, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). In absolute numbers, 152,323 fewer diesel cars were sold. This drop was offset by an increase in the sale of gasoline engined vehicles. Automakers are cautioning that this shift to gasoline engines—with their higher CO2 values—will pose additional challenges to meeting future CO2 reduction targets. For the first time since 2009, gasoline vehicles have overtaken diesel to become the most sold car type in the EU-15. Gasoline vehicles now account for 48.5% of new passenger car sales, up from 45.8% a year ago—328,615 extra gasoline cars sold year-on-year. Ele...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/10/20171001-diesel.html

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