Sales of Diesel Cars Fall Across the EU, Excluding Bulgaria and Estonia

Bulgaria in EU | February 8, 2019, Friday // 14:11|  views

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In 2018, the sale of diesel-powered cars declined throughout the European Union, except in two countries - Bulgaria and Estonia, according to data from the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association, quoted by

In our country, 19,707 diesel cars have been sold in the past year, an increase of only 0.3 percent. In Estonia, growth is 2.2 percent. At the same time across Europe in individual markets, sales are down by as much as 30 percent. And for the entire European Union, the decline was 18.3 percent on an annual basis.

At the same time, sales of petrol cars are up 12.8 percent for the whole block. And they are reduced only in one country - Denmark - by 2 percent.

In Bulgaria, 18,795 new gasoline engines were sold, up 15.6 per cent on an annual basis. 

Across the EU, sales grew by 0.8 percent, and diesel sales are down 23.6 percent. Thus, gasoline already has a market share of 56.7 percent, diesel - 35.9 percent, and electric cars - 2 percent.

Electric car sales are rising by a significant 185.3 percent in Bulgaria in 2018, reaching 194, one of Europe's biggest growth. Total EU sales grew by 53.2 percent to 150,003, and only in the fourth quarter of the previous year increased by 88.7 percent.

292 are the cars sold with alternative fuel - gas or methane - in Bulgaria. The largest market remains Italy with almost 162 thousand.