Petrol-driven cars dominate Hungaryʼs roads

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In 2017, in 13 of 24 EU member states for which data are available, more than half the cars ran on petrol. In Hungary, some 68% were petrol-driven, according to the EUʼs statistical agency Eurostat.

The rate in Hungary is the fourth highest across the entire EU. The  share of petrol-driven cars was higher only in Cyprus (84%), Finland (74%), and Denmark (69%).

Diesel-driven cars exceeded the 50% threshold in France (68%), Lithuania (67%), Luxembourg (62%), Belgium (58%), Spain and Austria (both 57%), Latvia and Portugal (both 56%), and Ireland (53%). In Hungary, some 30% of cars ran on diesel.

The use of alternative fuels, such as electricity, natural gas, biofuels and others, was the highest in Poland (15%), Lithuania (9%), Italy and Latvia (both 8%), Eurostat says. The rate in Hungary was around 1.5%.

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