Petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 46.7 % in 2020 in Germany, according to ACEA. This is 21.2 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Germany reached an all time high of 90.2 % in 1990 and an all time low of 46.7 % in 2020. When compared to Germany's main peers, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Austria amounted to 43.3 %, 51.8 % in Belgium, 46.9 % in France and 62.6 % in Poland in 2020.
Germany has been ranked 21st 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.