Diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 27.7 % in 2020 in Spain, according to ACEA. This is 0.595 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Spain reached an all time high of 70.9 % in 2007 and an all time low of 12.8 % in 1991. When compared to Spain's main peers, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in France amounted to 30.6 %, 32.7 % in Italy and 32.8 % in Portugal in 2020.
Spain has been ranked 15th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 10 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.