Diesel registrations continue to drop in Germany
Registrations of new diesel cars fell by 17 percent in Germany in November compared to the same month in 2016, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) says in a press release. The share of new cars sold with diesel engines now stands at 34 percent, the KBA says, making petrol engines by far the dominant technology, with a share of nearly 62 percent. At the same time, the average CO2 emissions of Germany’s car fleet have increased by 1.1 percent to 127.8 grams per kilometre. Registrations of new cars powered by alternative fuels also grew in November, when slightly over 3,000 pure electric vehicles and about 8,600 plug-in hybrids featured among the 302,600 new vehicle registrations. US carmaker Tesla saw the greatest increase of all foreign manufacturers with nearly twice as many registrations as one year before.
See the press release in German here.