Diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 36.8 % in 2020 in Luxembourg, according to ACEA. This is 12.1 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Luxembourg reached an all time high of 77.4 % in 2006 and an all time low of 16.7 % in 1991. When compared to Luxembourg's main peers, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Belgium amounted to 32.9 %, 30.6 % in France, 28.1 % in Germany and 3.62 % in Netherlands in 2020.
Luxembourg has been ranked 3rd within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 1 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.