Which Country Has the Highest Share of Diesel Cars?

Diesel Passenger Cars (As % of Total Cars) (%), 2015 or latest
Transport | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 27 countries in 2015, France ranked the highest in diesel passenger cars as a percentage of total cars with 70.5% followed by Luxembourg and Lithuania. On the other end of the scale was United Kingdom with 4.29%, Cyprus with 12.4% and Switzerland with 27.0%.

Data for more countries are available at Diesel Passenger Cars (As % of Total Cars) indicator page.

Diesel Passenger Cars (As % of Total Cars) Unit 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria % 55.1% 55.5% 56.1% 56.5% 56.7% ...
Belgium % 60.3% 62.3% 63.1% 63.2% 62.8%
Croatia % 35.4% 36.0% 37.8% 38.9% 41.2%
France % ... ... ... ... ... 70.7% 70.9%
Ireland % ... ... 27.9% 32.2% 35.5% 38.9% 42.6%
Italy % ... 37.8% 39.0% 39.8% 40.4% 41.1% ...
Latvia % 33.0% 36.1% 39.5% 43.0% 46.5%
Lithuania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 41.6% 59.8%
Luxembourg % ... ... ... 63.8% 64.6% 65.5% 65.7% 65.6%
Macedonia % ... ... 23.2% 27.3% 30.8% 35.1% 39.1%
Norway % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 34.9% 39.0% 42.2% 44.7% 46.7%
Portugal % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 46.4% 48.0% 45.6% 47.4% 52.7%
Romania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 30.7% 31.9% 33.0% 34.2% 35.5% ...
Slovenia % ... ... 34.4% 36.2% 38.2% 40.0% 41.8%
Spain % 51.8% 52.8% 53.7% ... 55.8%