Industry Analyst -- Fuel Economy
Erin analyses fuel economy and propulsion trends.
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The 2020 model-year started with a spike in sales of ICE-only vehicles, especially those in truck segments. The growth trend of electrified vehicles will recover, accelerating with the launch of new product later in the period.
Top-selling segments saw significant gains.
Diesel engines have helped European OEMs comply with CO2 regulations, but high levels of pollutants have made some vehicles non-certifiable for sale according to Euro 6 limits.
First-quarter 2019 results are up 5.8% from Q1 2018.
Tesla led the way in boosting electrified vehicles, but the movement was supported by other automakers as well.