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German car market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates

Frankfurt, Germany – Registrations in Germany fell 3.4% in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating after a court ruled that cities can ban vehicles to tackle pollution.

Total market registrations dropped to 347,433, the country’s Federal Motor Vehicle Authority, the KBA, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Sales of diesel cars fell 25%, giving diesel a share of 31.4% of Germany’s market. Registrations of gasoline cars rose 9% for a 64% market share.

A court decision last month allowing German cities to make their own decisions…

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