What started as a scandal involving one manufacturer soon became an institutional issue that involved both local authorities and governments. Last year the European passenger car market posted a 3. Though this was half the growth rate seen in , the results can be considered healthy for the car industry. Most of Europe is enjoying social and economic stability and this means improved consumer confidence, which is at the same time one of the main purchase enhancers. Car registrations faced two big threats in , which are expected to become a problem in The common theme of both issues is uncertainty as both of generate more questions than answers, while governments are not helping to clarify their positions.
Diesel in Europe in 2017: annus horribilis
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Cars come in all shapes and sizes, and automotive manufacturers deliver a wider range of vehicles that are more innovative, cleaner and safer than ever before. In this section of the website, you can find information about the types of new cars sold in Europe every year. Information available includes:. This map demonstrates the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles ECVs and the availability of purchase incentives to stimulate ECV sales for each of the 28 EU member states. In , average CO2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union were This interactive map shows the CO2 emissions of new cars by country.
Forecasts Show Global AWD Volumes Rising but FWD SUVs Growing
Major changes are driving the global market for vehicle platforms, and the next seven years will see important shifts in consumer demand that will impact the different driveline types offered by major OEMs. Sharp differences in demand patterns will see regions such as China, North America and Europe experience considerable volume uplifts for models featuring four-wheel drive 4WD and all-wheel drive AWD. South Asia, Japan, Korea and South America will see AWD penetration leveling off — perhaps as more sophisticated electronic control systems improve the cold-climate traction of conventional front-wheel drive FWD models.