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Cyprus has highest share of cars running on petrol in EU

In 2016, over half the cars ran on petrol in 15 out of 24 Member States, for which data were available, according to figures released by Eurostat on Wednesday.

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%).

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