Diesel car sales still falling

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Of the 11,655 new cars registered in October, 14.2 percent had diesel engines. This is a decline of 19.9 percent in the same month last year.


A total of 817 fewer new passenger cars were registered, a decline of 6.6 percent from the same period last year, reports the Road Traffic Advisory Board. Of a total of 11,655 new passenger cars, 4,501 were zero-emission cars, representing 38.6 percent of the total. In addition, 1,094 cars were registered as used with zero emissions.

Fewer hybrids
Hybrid cars had a market share of 28.3 percent. This is significantly less measured compared with the same period last year, when the market share was 35.8 percent.

Both petrol cars and diesel cars fell sharply on the overview. Of new car sales in October, petrol cars accounted for 18.7 percent, down from 22.9 percent in October 2017. The figures for the sale of diesel cars are even more pronounced and went from 19.9 percent in October last year to 14,2 percent this year.

More CO2 emissions
The new cars had an average CO2 emissions of 63 grams per kilometer, a decrease of 16 grams per kilometer from October last year.

Petrol cars or hybrids with petrol engines had average emissions of 94 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Diesel cars or rechargeable hybrid cars with diesel engines released an average of 134 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

For both of the last categories, CO2 emissions are higher than for the same period last year.


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