Petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 46.9 % in 2020 in France, according to ACEA. This is 18.9 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in France reached an all time high of 67.0 % in 1990 and an all time low of 22.4 % in 2008. When compared to France's main peers, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Belgium amounted to 51.8 %, 46.7 % in Germany, 37.8 % in Italy and 49.8 % in Spain in 2020.
France has been ranked 20th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 3 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.