Diesel registrations in Germany down 25 percent since last year
The share of diesel cars in Germany's new vehicle registrations was down 25.4 percent in March 2018, compared to a year before, according to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). Total new car registrations stood at 347,433 vehicles, 31.4 percent of which were diesel, the KBA said in a press release. Petrol cars accounted for 64 percent of newly registered vehicles. Electric car registrations stood at 3,792 vehicles, up 73 percent on the previous year, the KBA says. Average CO2 emissions of new cars were 0.8 percent higher than in March 2017.
Find the press release in German here.
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