Across the EU, there were 3.7% fewer diesel cars registered in the last quarter of 2019 compared to the same period 2018. Meanwhile, demand for alternatively-powered vehicles, including electric, ethanol and liquid natural gas powered vehicles, increased by 66.2% in the same period.
The breakdown suggests new electric-chargeable vehicles were the main drivers of the growth. Battery electric vehicle (BEV) registration increased 81.3% in the last quarter of the year, making up 3.1% of new cars in 2019.
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