Petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 43.3 % in 2020 in Austria, according to ACEA. This is 21.4 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Austria reached an all time high of 77.9 % in 1991 and an all time low of 28.5 % in 2003. When compared to Austria's main peers, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Germany amounted to 46.7 %, 48.6 % in Hungary, 37.8 % in Italy and 50.0 % in Switzerland in 2020.
Austria has been ranked 24th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 10 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
A petrol engine (known as a gasoline engine in North America) is an internal combustion engine with spark ignition, designed to run on petrol and similar volatile fuels.