Diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 32.9 % in 2020 in Belgium, according to ACEA. This is 4.89 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Belgium reached an all time high of 79.0 % in 2008 and an all time low of 30.8 % in 1991. When compared to Belgium's main peers, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in France amounted to 30.6 %, 28.1 % in Germany, 36.8 % in Luxembourg and 3.62 % in Netherlands in 2020.
Belgium has been ranked 8th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 7 places behind 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.