Diesel market share drops to 20% in new car sales share in Europe

An ACEA report on the types of cars sold in Europe shows that the share of diesel cars has fallen in the first nine months of 2021 to 20.5%.
According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), out of a total of 9.16 million cars registered in the first nine months of 2021 in the European Union, only 20.5% of EFTA and the United Kingdom were equipped with diesel engines. For comparison, in January-September 2020, the percentage was 29%. While the share of diesel cars fell by almost 9%, that of petrol-powered cars also fell sharply. Thus, if in the first nine months of 2020 no less than 50.3% of total car registrations were represented by vehicles equipped with gasoline-powered engines, in the same period of this year their percentage decreased to 41.3%.

In contrast, hybrid propulsion (HEV) cars have gained ground, accounting for no less than 19.4% of the total in 2021, 8.8 percentage points more than in 2020. 


Also, the percentage of cars with hybrid propulsion systems and plug-in charging (PHEV) increased from 4% in 2020 to 8.6% in 2021, and 100% electric cars (BEV) accounted for 7.6% of total registrations this year, 3.5 percentage points more than in 2020. 

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