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Table 2 Type of engine fuel mentioned in the vehicle advertisements (n = 514) by year (2001–2005)

From: Vehicle emissions and consumer information in car advertisements

Year Petrola Petrol or dieselb Diesel Electric/petrol (hybrid) LPG No fuel information givenc
  % N % N % N % N % N % N
2001 25.0 17 7.4 5 5.9 4 0 0 2.9 2 58.8 40
2002 52.5 32 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 47.5 29
2003 50.5 53 1.0 1 4.8 5 0 0 0 0 43.8 46
2004 49.1 80 0.6 1 1.2 2 1.2 2 0 0 47.9 78
2005 47.9 56 2.6 3 5.1 6 0.9 1 0 0 43.6 51
Total 46.3 238 1.9 10 3.3 17 0.6 3 0.4 2 47.5 244
  1. a Advertisements with engine information were assumed to be petrol unless otherwise stated.
  2. b Advertisements of vehicles with both petrol and diesel options.
  3. c Advertisements with no information about fuel type or engine specifications.