Diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 21.9 % in 2020 in Switzerland, according to ACEA. This is 14.1 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Switzerland reached an all time high of 39.6 % in 2016 and an all time low of 2.70 % in 1991. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, diesel-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Austria amounted to 36.5 %, 30.6 % in France, 28.1 % in Germany and 32.7 % in Italy in 2020.
Switzerland has been ranked 21st 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.