New hybrid and e-car registrations more than double in July, compared to last year; diesel down 13 percent
News registrations of hybrids and e-cars rose 104 and 132 percent respectively in July 2017, compared to the same month last year, writes the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) in a press release. This amounted to about 3 percent of all new passenger car registrations. Diesel cars made up 41 percent, with a decrease of 13 percent compared to the same month last year, and more than half of all new registrations were petrol cars. Average CO₂ emissions rose by 0.4 percent, compared to July 2016. New SUV registrations rose by 24 percent, writes KBA.
Find the press release in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.