In Europe, Diesel Falls Slowly Out Of Favor

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Car owners in Europe slowly shake their addiction to diesel. Across Western Europe, diesel demand dropped to 47.9% of all newly registered in September. After falling 2.7% in August, “the year-on-year decline in September was just 1.4 points,” writes LMC, which keeps track of these things. According to LMC “the decline remains well within the long-term trend.” Which, as the chart shows, is steadily down. There are other voices from Europe saying that the numbers are a victim of statistical distortion, and that diesel is doomed more than the stats suggest.

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