Sales of diesel fuel in Europe are fallingOctober 16, 2018
The share of the diesel car market in the Old Continent at the beginning of 2017 was 42.5 percent, but just a year later, at the beginning of 2018, this figure dropped to 36.5 percent. The decline was even more pronounced in the UK, sales fell by 30 percent. In Germany, where some of the world’s largest manufacturers of diesel cars, such as Volkswagen and BMW, are located, sales fell 31.1 percent.
Sales of diesel fuel fell by 115,000 barrels per day in August compared with the previous month. This also led to a rise in prices for it. Dissatisfaction with diesel fuel began in 2015, when it turned out that Volkswagen was conducting frauds with its diesel engines.
Moreover, a number of European cities, including Berlin, London and Paris, have begun to introduce bans on the use of diesel cars due to environmental pollution.
“Dissatisfaction with diesel-powered cars spreads throughout Europe,” the report of the International Energy Agency says.