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In Europe over the last decade, diesel cars have grown steadily in popularity, making up 53.6 of all new vehicle registrations in the EU in 2014,  (Source:  ACEA). In some countries diesel penetration exceeds 70 percent.   The popularity of diesel cars has been due to a combination of factors including government fuel and tax policies that favored fuel efficient, lower-CO2 emissions vehicles, of which diesel is a key compliance strategy.    Starting September 1, 2015, in addition to meeting the low European CO2 standards, diesels must also meet more stringent Euro VI emissions standards for hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.  

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