4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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Gasoline cars accounted for 57.3% Overall in 2019, almost 60% of all new cars registered in the European Union ran on gasoline (58.9%, compared to 56.6% digit gains were also seen in Belgium (+17.7%), Slovenia (+18.2%), Hungary (+18.4%), Sweden (+30.5%) and Romania (+31.1%).

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month. However, details by powertrain highlights that only pure electric cars (BEV) and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) drove this growth, as hybrids posted a decline of 11%.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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In a 2009 CNNMoney.com interview, AutoNation CEO, Mike Jackson voiced his opinion that gasoline is too cheap and that the United States government should consider a gas tax to make sure the price does not fall below roughly $3.50 Slovenia.

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