Diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 36.5 % in 2020 in Austria, according to ACEA. This is 7.30 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Austria reached an all time high of 71.5 % in 2003 and an all time low of 22.1 % in 1991. When compared to Austria's main peers, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Germany amounted to 28.1 %, 21.6 % in Hungary, 32.7 % in Italy and 21.9 % in Switzerland in 2020.
Austria has been ranked 4th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 10 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
A diesel engine is an internal combustion engine that uses the heat of compression to initiate ignition to burn the fuel, which is injected into the combustion chamber.