ECONOMY

Diesel-powered cars accounting for larger chunk of sales

Six in every 10 new cars being sold in Greece are diesel powered, according to the latest data of the Association of Car Importers and Representatives.

In the first 10 months of last year 62.2 percent of cars sold in Greece ran on diesel, while in the years before a ban on diesel vehicles in large cities was lifted in November 2011, the share of diesel vehicles did not exceed 4 percent according to 2010 figures.

Diesel car sales soared from 9,354 in 2008 to 37,229 in the January-October 2014 period, despite a major drop in overall car sales.