In 2017, diesel’s market share fell from 49.9% to 44.8% of total passenger car registrations in the EU-15 compared to 2016. However, this drop was largely offset by an increase in petrol car sales. Petrol vehicles are now the most sold car type in the EU-15, accounting for almost half of new passenger car sales.
Brussels, 26 July 2018 – The EU automobile industry worked hard to support the European Commission in developing the new WLTP laboratory test for measuring CO2 and pollutant emissions from cars and vans. WLTP introduces much more realistic and robust testing conditions than the previous, outdated lab test (NEDC).