European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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Poland, Slovakia, Luxembourg and Lithuania all posted record levels of volume, while it was the best year since 2007 for Spain and Estonia, and the best year since 2008 for Romania, Hungary, Croatia and Latvia. The majority of vehicles registered in 2018 were powered by gasoline engines, with the fuel type making up 57% of all registrations. The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6

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New cars in Europe in 2013 collectively met 2015 CO2 target two years ahead of the deadline

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AFV are alternative fuel vehicles: electric, LPG, NG-biomethane, E85, biodiesel, hybrid and plug-in vehicles. The average per-km CO 2 emissions for gasoline-fueled cars was 128.62 grams; and for alternative fuel vehicles (electric, LPG, NG-biomethane, E85, biodiesel, hybrid and plug-in vehicles), 104.14 The biggest cars, measured by mass, were bought in Latvia, Sweden and Luxembourg. 2015 target: 130 g CO 2 /km. 2020 target: 95 g CO 2 /km.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The fuel type accounted for just 37% of the total market—its lowest share since 2001. Alternative Fueled Vehicles (AFVs) performed well, as electrics, hybrids and plug-ins posted an increase of 31% and recorded 450,200 registrations, making up 5.4% It also recorded more registrations of its alternative fuel types, which counted for 6% of its total volume. The Golf was the top-selling car in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Latvia and Belgium.

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Reports highlight ongoing advances in vehicle technology, consumer demand for fuel efficiency in US and Europe

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Two separate reports highlight the ongoing improvement in vehicle technologies and the growing trend toward consumers purchasing more fuel efficient vehicles in the US and in Europe. MPG: A Progress Report on Achievability ”—of the response of consumers and automakers as both begin to experience the effects of the newly adopted federal fuel economy standard. Each year from 2010 to 2013, the average fuel economy for these ‘new series’ vehicles increased by an average of 2.2

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