Fuel price high ensures electric boom: diesel unpopular as never before

The online new car provider has taken the ever-increasing fuel prices due to the Putin war in Ukraine as an opportunity to examine the development of those interested in new cars.
First result: The demand for diesel vehicles, which has been declining for years anyway, has reached a new low. Just 12 percent of all those interested in new cars were looking for cars with diesel engines in March. In January, the proportion was still 15 percent.

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Interest in electric cars has increased significantly

Second result: According to, interest in electric and hybrid vehicles increased significantly in March! From 27 percent in February to 35 percent now. While there were still uncertainties among many car buyers when switching to electric cars, since the continuation of the electric car premium after 2022 has still not been clarified, the skepticism seems to recede into the background in view of the record fuel prices.

The first major setback for the diesel came in 2016

Although classic petrol engines are still the best-selling vehicles, demand is falling here too: from 55 percent in February to 52 percent in March. By the way: The diesel engine suffered its first setback in 2016, during the VW emissions scandal. At that time, demand fell from between 30 and 35 percent to 21 to 24 percent.

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