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Germany: VW doubles private diesel cars sales in 2018

According to a media report, Volkswagen has almost doubled its diesel car sales in Germany to private customers in 2018, when compared to the previous year. Overall, diesel cars reportedly accounted for 43% of total group sales.

In 2015, Volkswagen admitted to cheating in emission tests and faced recalls, fines and some of the executives were charged as well. Diesel engines are popular among those who commute long distances due to better efficiency compared to petrol engines. Meanwhile, Volkswagen claims that the latest generation diesel engines emit up to 10 grams/km lesser emissions.

The company’s passenger sales unit sold 62,44,900 vehicles globally in 2018, an increase of 0.2% over the previous year. The Volkswagen Group overall delivered 1,08,34,000 units, ahead of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, which delivered a total of 1,07,56,875 units.

Source: Carscoops

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