Diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 28.1 % in 2020 in Germany, according to ACEA. This is 12.1 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Germany reached an all time high of 48.1 % in 2012 and an all time low of 9.80 % in 1990. When compared to Germany's main peers, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Austria amounted to 36.5 %, 32.9 % in Belgium, 30.6 % in France and 18.9 % in Poland in 2020.
Germany has been ranked 14th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 7 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.