Higher fuel prices? Higher registration taxes? Economic downturn? Might these three issues be the reasons why cars that produce more than 200 g/km of CO2 just aren't being purchased in Spain as much as they used to be. Sales of vehicles in this segment sunk by 44 percent during the first four months of 2008, compared to 2007 figures. All car sales were down, but the most pollut
We take it for granted that Europeans love diesels. This is quite a save statement if you're talking about countries like France or Spain, where diesel sales make up around 65 percent of all car sold. This might be changing, though, as recent changes in fuel prices has made the diesel vehicles less attractive. Since February, diesel has been more expensive than gasoline in Spain. The same shift happened in France in May and a similar situation is happening in Germany. This brings about at least
This is a post about one of the car market's most known voices: The Kelly Blue Book. According to KBB's latest marketing research study, more consumers are changing car shopping habits because of gas prices. And it's not a small number who are looking for help: KBB's report states 60 it's percent. Furthermore, 43 percent stated that they could consider seriously buying a more fuel-efficient vehicle if gas prices goes up another 25 cents over current levels.
Overall, car sales in the U.S. dropped about three percent last month, which was not as bad as some analysts were guessing. The somewhat better news for HEV fans is that sales of hybrids dropped only 1.9 percent, according to number crunching by Green Car Congress. The number of hybrids sold in the U.S. (excluding GM hybrids)