If it were up to us Germans, the whole world would go nicely economical diesel to 150 hp. Only: the favor does us the rest of the world. Sometimes it is the pure habit, sometimes there are strict speed limits or other tax laws. Or is it the need for simple technology, the Chinese, Americans and Co. can resort to other engine types. The global automotive supplier Bosch has now researched again, what where the best comes under the hood.
On a global scale are still the most popular petrol engines drive. To access in China almost all new car buyers to gasoline. In the US and Japan is about 75 percent. Another fact suggests that petrol engines will obviously hergenommen like for basic mobility: Currently does not have any second Otto - new cars a classical manifold injection on board. In Europe and India is currently one in two new cars a diesel. More popular diesel in South Korea and the United States are set to slow. According to Bosch here increased by 2018 the diesel passenger car share to ten percent.
A Spezilität in Brazil are so-called flex-fuel cars that can run on both gasoline and alcohol ( mostly from sugar cane ). The second largest market for this are the way the United States.
Despite the cost advantage, authorizations of natural gas vehicles go back to Germany. Worldwide insert the sales but by 25 percent annually. In South Korea, for example, has natural gas in the car already has a market share of eleven percent. From the way her constituents Pakistan, Iran and Argentina lead with just over two million vehicles each. For comparison: In Germany the CNG stock is just under 100,000 cars.
What is the situation in the much-vaunted hybrid and electric cars? In Japan, one in five new cars already has a hybrid drive. The Bosch forecast for 2020 sees a global sales volume of 6.5 million classic hybrid vehicles, three million plug-in hybrid cars and 2.5 million e-vehicles. That adds up to 12 million, which, given a total number of 113 million sales in 2020 are also only about ten percent . ( rh )