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Diesel car registrations in Europe in 2017 down 7.9%; SUV sales up 19.5%; AFVs up 46% but share still low

Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:54 pm

Via GCC:

In Europe, diesel car registrations fell by 7.9% to 6.76 million units in 2017, representing just 43.7% of market share—the lowest for the segment in the last decade, according to figures from JATO Dynamics.

Gasoline car registrations benefited from the decline of diesel, growing by 10.9% (+760,000 units) to a 50% market share; SUVs led growth with a record 4.56 million registrations in 2017, 19.5% higher than in 2016. AFVs—including hybrid, electric and plug-in vehicles—accounted for 4.8% of registrations, a total of 737,400 units, which was a volume change of 46.1% on the previous year.

Overall, new registrations in Europe in 2017 totalled 15.57 million, an increase of 3.1% when compared to 2016 and the highest volume of registrations since 2007 when 16.02 million units were registered.

These strong results can largely be attributed to Eastern and Southern Europe, where volume grew by 12.7% and 6.2% respectively. . . .
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