News Digest Item
06 Oct 2017

Germans buy fewer diesel cars – new registrations drop sharply

Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

Diesel car registrations in Germany fell by 21.3 percent in September compared to a year earlier, pushing their share of all registrations down to 36.3 percent. Petrol cars’ share rose to almost 60 percent, said the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). Hybrids and electric car registrations rose, but their share remained low at around three percent.

Graph shows the diesel share of new car registrations in Germany 2015-2017. Data source - KBA.

See the KBA press release in German here.

For background, read the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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