New decline in diesel sales in Europe


Demand for diesel cars in Europe continues to decline. In October, sales of these cars fell 24%, according to the latest data from JATO Dynamics.

In the previous month, the market share of diesel cars in Europe fell to just 34%, down from 42% in October last year.

At the same time, JATO Dynamics reports growth in market demand for gasoline vehicles, a 51% share last October to 57%, and from 5.4% to 7.5% for alternative propulsion.

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Top 5 car sales with an alternative unit include:

  • Pure Hybrids: Toyota Yaris, Toyota C-HR, Toyota Auris, Toyota RAV4 and Kia Niro
  • Mitsubishi Outlander, BMW 5 Series, Volvo XC60, BMW 2 Series, MINI Countryman
  • 100% electric: Renault ZOE, Nissan LEAf, Golf VW, BMW i3, Hyundai Ioniq

Against the background of the slowdown in demand for new diesel cars in October, there was an extra 70% increase in all-electric models, according to JATO Dynamics, cited by

Another increase in demand for SUVs in Europe is also serious. In October, growth was 7.2% to 397.2 thousand units, and its market share rose from 30.8% in October 2017 to 35.5% last month.


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