what Is leaving to be interesting to the diesel for the buyer Spanish? Difficult to say, and even more when the figures do not support this claim, and even refute. What we can go observing is a trend, a backspace for diesel that, far from being a statistical oddity, it seems to take hold month-to-month. The diesel are still a major portion of sales in our country, but increasingly less of the majority. Without going more far, in April, the diesel has accounted for only 56.5% of the market, each time closer to be paired with the set of hybrid cars, electric and gasoline. A figure that is surprising if we compare it with that of two years ago, when the diesel copaban almost two-thirds of the enrollment totals. What is happening with the diesel?
April could be a mirage. But if we extend the sample to the rest of the year the figures are still very interesting. In the first quarter of 2016, the diesel has led to a 57.8% of the enrollment total, petrol engines, a 39.7 per cent, and electric and hybrid – as a whole – 2.5% (figures from ANFAC).
Talk of 5 points less than the result of 2015, when he completed 62.9% of diesel passenger cars and only 35.1% of gasoline. The figures are even more revealing, if compared with 2014, when they registered an 66.1% of diesel and petrol engines did not assume or one-third of the Spanish market. In comparison with 2014, the diesel would already have fallen 8.3%, and even more if we compare it with the years of overwhelming dominance of the diesel, with figures like 71% of quota in 2007.
it Is difficult to find a specific cause to explain the trend that you are following the diesel in the past two years, and especially in this start of 2016. What is clear is that the buyer grows ever more your purchase decision, and by luck he begins to evaluate the pros and cons of choosing a diesel engine, a gasoline engine, or ultimately, a hybrid or an electric.
And we welcome it for a number of reasons, starting with the concern that generated the emissions of NOx arising from the combustion of the diesel, which luckily has dimmed with the arrival of the emission standard of Euro VI. But also we were delighted, because we knew that, bearing in mind that the average kilometres travelled by each Spanish average stood at around 12,000 miles, the mantra that is often held up to choose a diesel, the economical savings, it would not be justified in many cases.
And beyond of emissions, the change of perception of the diesel for many drivers, nor can we forget the movements suggest that, increasingly, the increasing restrictions on diesel in large cities. Movements that seem almost irremediable in european cities such as Paris, and which very probably will be carried out in other Spanish cities, like Madrid and Barcelona, especially now that Traffic has created a labelling of vehicles is called upon to penalise in larger measure to the diesel, especially older ones, and pollutants.