Petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 51.8 % in 2020 in Belgium, according to ACEA. This is 15.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Belgium reached an all time high of 69.2 % in 1991 and an all time low of 21.0 % in 2008. When compared to Belgium's main peers, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in France amounted to 46.9 %, 46.7 % in Germany, 43.4 % in Luxembourg and 57.3 % in Netherlands in 2020.
Belgium has been ranked 15th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 10 places above 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.