Ford, meanwhile, switched to mild-hybrid technology in place of diesel, with diesel production ending in September. Ford has offered diesel versions of the Fiesta since 1984, but popularity of the fuel sank below 10 percent for the sector last year, JATO data shows.
Only the French still sell diesel small cars in any quantity, with the fuel accounting for 23 percent of Clio sales, 17 percent of Peugeot 208 sales and 14 percent of Citroen C3 sales through November last year
Diesels still outsold full-electric small cars through 11 months, but only by a small margin. Diesel had an 9.3