Diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 32.6 % in 2016 in Malta, according to ACEA. This is 3.18 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Malta reached an all time high of 40.6 % in 2012 and an all time low of % in. When compared to Malta's main peers, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Greece amounted to 55.1 %, 57.0 % in Italy and 61.8 % in Turkey in 2016.
Malta has been ranked 28th within the group of 31 countries we follow in terms of diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold.
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.