German diesel car registrations fall by nearly 14 percent in August
Diesel car registrations in Germany are in decline: year-on-year registration figures in August fell by 13.8 percent, bringing the share of vehicles with diesel engines on German roads to 37.7 percent, the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has said in a press release. Total car registrations grew by 3.5 percent compared to 2016, with electric vehicles growing by 143.2 percent and hybrid cars by 76.4 percent. Registrations of cars with gasoline engines grew by 15 percent, cementing the technology’s dominant position with a share of 58.4 percent of all vehicles. Average CO2 emissions of newly registered cars in Germany remained at 128.2 grams per kilometre, the press release says. A KBA spokesman told Clean Energy Wire the average value was based on manufacturers’ measurement results achieved on the test block.
Read the press release in German here.
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