Petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold reached 50.0 % in 2020 in Switzerland, according to ACEA. This is 18.7 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Switzerland reached an all time high of 97.3 % in 1991 and an all time low of 50.0 % in 2020. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold in Austria amounted to 43.3 %, 46.9 % in France, 46.7 % in Germany and 37.8 % in Italy in 2020.
Switzerland has been ranked 16th within the group of 30 countries we follow in terms of petrol-fuelled as a share of new cars sold, 12 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.