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The Germans let the Lust for a car of bans and diesel crisis will not ruin you to buy a new car – but other than in the past. The most popular models at a Glance.



Christian Frahm


Christian Frahm

Born in 1987, studied political science in Hamburg. During and after the study, a free-lance Journalist, and then internship in the editorial office Agency”, office 504″. Since December 2018 in the case of MIRROR ONLINE editor in the Department mobility.

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Tuesday, 22.01.2019
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Diesel crisis and driving bans in Spite of the authorities, 2018, allowed for about 3.4 million new cars in Germany, just 0.2 percent less than in the previous year. At the time of the sales to the highest value had climbed since 2009.

The debate about the poor air quality and oxides of nitrogen has affected the market yet: In the past year, motorists have opted significantly more frequently for gasoline. Their share of all registered passenger Cars (62.4 percent) was above the level of the previous year (57.7 percent), the share of Diesel Cars with 32.3 percent, however, clearly below the 38.8 percent by 2017.

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Car ranking in 2018:
The best-selling cars in Germany

“The diesel scandal has led to a huge crisis of confidence,” says Stefan Bratzel, Director of the Center of Automotive Management (CAM). The manufacturer would have taken the elucidation of the affair, and concerned motorists do not or rarely compensated, and have reinforced doubts about the Diesel.

Especially the prospect of driving bans have drivers more frequently to the gasoline attack. Because newer diesel could soon be driving in some inner-cities, warn experts. The special discounts for customers who give an old Diesel in payment, have driven the sales figures of petrol models to Bratzels view in addition to the height.

For the climate in which the Boom is counter-productive. Gasoline engines consume more Fuel than comparable diesel engines and emit more carbon dioxide (CO2).

The 2018 approved cars emit on average more CO2 than 2017. The close put the Numbers up to and including August. Accordingly, the car emitted on average 130,1 grams of CO2 per Kilometer. In the same period in 2017, there were 128 grams. Values for the year as a whole has not been published by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, because in the meantime, the method of measurement has changed.

Electric cars are coming – but slowly

Bad for the climate is also the unbridled demand for thirsty SUVs and all-terrain vehicles. More than every fourth recertification in 2018 is attributable to the two segments (27.1 percent) – significantly more than in 2017 (23.9 percent).

The growing number of electric cars do not offset the Trend of rising emissions. Pure electric cars reached in the past year, a proportion of just one percent, with about 36,000 new registrations. Hybrid cars come in at 3.8 per cent (130.258 new registrations). Natural gas cars were represented with a share of just 0.3 percent (10.804 piece), LPG cars, with 0.1 percent (4663).

For comparison: In the electric pattern country of Norway 31.2 percent of all new cars sold were pure E-cars. We add the Plug-in Hybrids, this figure grows to 49.1 percent. The average CO2 emissions of all vehicles was only 71 grams per Kilometer.

What cars have bought the Germans the most, you can see in the photo.

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