Interest in diesel cars in free fall in Germany
The interest in diesel cars has dropped substantially in Germany as the engine technology has come under fire for not abiding by emissions standards, bild.de reports. According to a survey by car sales website AutoScout24, only 14 percent of respondents looking to buy a car would opt for a diesel model. “46 percent prefer a petrol engine car and one in four is interested in a hybrid or electric car,” bild.de writes. Two percent of car owners have sold their diesel cars due to the debate over diesel driving bans in inner cities and 16 percent are considering selling them.
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See the CLEW article German top court postpones ruling on diesel driving bans and the CLEW factsheet Diesel driving bans in Germany – The Q&A for more information.