Diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 33.2 % in 2020 in Slovenia, according to ACEA. This is 14.4 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Slovenia reached an all time high of 55.0 % in 2014 and an all time low of 21.6 % in 1993. When compared to Slovenia's main peers, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Austria amounted to 36.5 %, 35.8 % in Croatia, 21.6 % in Hungary and 32.7 % in Italy in 2020.
Slovenia has been ranked 7th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 18 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.