Sales of electrified cars outsold diesel models in Europe for the first time last year.
Combined sales of battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrid cars grew 66 percent to 2.26 million in the EU, EFTA and UK markets in 2021, data from industry association ACEA showed.
Diesel sales fell 33 percent to 2.08 million, as the powertrain's popularity continued a slide that began after Volkswagen Group's emissions-cheating scandal in 2015.
Diesel passenger cars face extinction in Europe as cities and governments impose tougher regulations to reduce tailpipe pollutants such as NOx.
Gasoline cars were still the most popular engine type but their lead is dwindling, with sales down 17 percent to 4.76 million.