Brussels, 6 February 2020 – In the last quarter of 2019, EU demand for diesel cars further decreased, dropping to 29.5% of new-car registrations. Petrol cars accounted for 57.3% of the EU market, while electrically-chargeable vehicles (ECV) made up 4.4% of total new car sales across the region from October to December last year. All alternatively-powered vehicles (APV) combined held a market share of 13.2%.
Earlier this week, I presented how Europe’s automobile industry is getting ready to make the transition to carbon-neutral transport at a high-level conference hosted by Frans Timmermans, the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President in charge of the European Green Deal. Indeed, the new Commission has made this Deal the centre piece of its work plan for the next years, with the aim of making Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent.