Study: Germans love diesel cars

Исследование: Немцы разлюбили дизельные авто

Only 18% of Germans are willing to buy a diesel car.

Car buyers in Germany are increasingly skeptical of cars with diesel engines. These are the survey results presented concern the oil ARAL Thursday, August 17. According to the company, only 18% of potential buyers want to buy diesel cars.

Two years ago the figure was much higher and amounted to 31%. The reasons for this sharp drop: the debate in German society about the ban on entry of diesel vehicles in city centres and a number of scandals related to intentional underreporting emissions from the automakers, experts believe.

Although the majority of Germans now, and are afraid to buy diesel cars, but until they see an alternative to the usual engines, the study showed.

So, 52% of potential buyers intend to choose the petrol car, the figure is 10 percent above the 2015 level. Also increased the number of those who are going to choose a car with a hybrid engine from 6% in 2013 to 15% this year.

According to the study, 41% of surveyed Germans intend to buy a car in the next 18 months. This is an absolute record: such a measure was not even once in 8 previous surveys ARAL.

Each fourth of respondents planning to buy a new car. For comparison, in 2003 this figure was only 7%.

Earlier the Prosecutor’s office in Munich has expanded the scope of investigation in relation to the Audi in the case of deliberate underreporting of emissions of diesel vehicles. The investigation is now connected experts not only from USA but also from Germany and other European countries.

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