The diesel car sales in France have strongly increased over the last two decades. Most of this evolution is attributed to the taxes differences between gasoline and diesel oil and the supply of diesel cars. However, several events occurred on the diesel car market during this period (announcement of diesel oil tax increases, new technology). To model the market over the last two decades, we have used sequential unit root tests allowing structural changes. The Long-term relationship, with shifts in regime detected by cointegration tests taking structural breaks into consideration, is estimated.
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