News Digest Item
05 Jan 2018

Diesel registrations share down 7 percentage points in 2017

Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA)

The share of diesel cars in total new passenger car registrations in Germany fell to 38.8 percent in 2017, (from 45.9 percent in 2016), the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) says in a press release. The share of petrol cars increased to 57.7 percent (52.1 percent in 2016), and full electric car registrations more than doubled to 25,056 cars, a share of 0.7 percent. The average CO2 emissions of Germany’s car fleet have increased slightly to 127.9 grams per kilometre (from 127.4 g/km in 2016).

Find the press release and data for download here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheets "Dieselgate"- a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal and The debate over an end to combustion engines in Germany.

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