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Petrol car sales overtake diesel in EU for the first time
Date added 1/5/2018

 For the first year since monitoring started, petrol cars became the most sold vehicles in the EU in 2017, constituting almost 53 % of sales, according to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Diesel cars made up 45 % of the new registrations. Compared to 2016, the registrations of diesel cars decreased in all EU member states except in Italy (+0.6%) and Denmark (+6.9%).

Sales of new passenger cars in the EU increased by 3 % in 2017 compared to the previous year. A total of 15.1 million new cars were registered, the highest number since 2007. Registrations increased in all EU member states except Finland, Ireland and the UK.

Sales of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and battery-electric vehicles (BEV) continued to increase, last year by 42 %. However the share of these categories in the new fleet remains low (1.5 %).

Around 97 000 BEVs were registered in 2017, a 51 % increase compared with 2016, while sales of new PHEVs increased by 35 %.The largest number of BEV were registered in France (more than 26,110 vehicles) and Germany (more than 24,350 vehicles) and the UK (more than 13,580 vehicles).

 



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