Europe’s Growing Distaste for Diesel Is Great News for Hybrids – and an Opportunity for Toyota

Europe’s Growing Distaste for Diesel Is Great News for Hybrids – and an Opportunity for Toyota

In the first half of last year, the number of new vehicles sold in Europe with a diesel engine under the hood (or bonnet, depending on your port of call) fell below that of gasoline-powered vehicles. Spurred on by various tax incentives aimed at boosting national fuel economy, diesel’s popularity hit a high water mark in 2011, with 55.7 percent of all passenger cars sold in Western Europe that year leaving the lot with a compression ignition powerplant. However, since Volkswagen’s debacle, automakers, governments, and consumers are having second thoughts about the fuel. After seeing the diesel take rate […]

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