Cyprus has highest percentage of petrol-guzzling cars in EU

Cyprus has the highest percentage of passenger cars in the EU that run on petrol, according to Eurostat figures.

In 2016, over half the cars ran on petrol in 15 out of 24 Member States, for which data were available.

This share was largest in Cyprus (86%) ahead of Finland (75%) and Hungary (70%).

Diesel-driven cars exceeded the 50% threshold in France (69%), Lithuania (65%), Luxembourg (64%), Belgium (60%), Austria and Spain (both 57%) as well as Portugal (54%) and Latvia (53%).

The use of alternative fuels, other than petrol or diesel, was highest in Poland (16%), Lithuania (10%), Italy and Latvia (both 8%) � Cyprus hardly registered on the chart.

Source: Financial Mirror