Diesel car sales fall 20% in four years: govt informs Parliament
Three-fourths of fuel cars sold in India in 2016-17 were petrol whereas sales of diesel cars plummeted to 27%, from 47% in 2012-13
New Delhi: Three-fourths of fuel cars sold in India in 2016-17 were petrol whereas sales of diesel cars plummeted to 27%, from 47% in 2012-13, indicating that diesel cars may be on the way out, the government said on Tuesday.
According to data on fuel-wise sales percentage in domestic sales placed in Parliament on Tuesday, the percentage of diesel cars sold in India has been consistently declining since 2012-13.
Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)has intimated that the recent ban by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on diesel cars of more than 10 years old is one of the reasons for the sales drop versus gasoline (petrol) cars, Minister of State for Heavy Industries Babul Supriyo said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.
While the percentage of diesel cars sold in 2012-13 was 47%, it came down to 42% in 2013-14, 37% in 2014-15, 34% in 2015-16 and subsequently to 27% in 2016-17.
On the other hand, the sales percentage of petrol cars has been rising continuously to 73% in 2016-17, from 53% in 2012-13, 58% in 2013-14, 63% in 2014-15 and 66% in 2015-16.
The government has always taken a stand in various affidavits submitted before the NGT that all fuels are equal and have a separate emission footprint, said the minister.
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