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Porsche CEO: Latest Diesel Engine Generation May Be Our Last

July 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre

The most recent generation of Porsche diesel engines may be the last one, going by comments recently made by company CEO Oliver Blume in an interview with Reuters. In other words, the company may be backing away from further development of diesel vehicles ... or maybe the comments are simply meant as a PR stunt. Who knows as of yet


Likelihood Of Citywide Bans Slowly Pushing Diesel Cars Out Of Europe

May 21st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The threat of citywide bans in various large cities in Europe seems to be slowly killing the diesel car market, going by recent sales figures in key markets there. In particular, diesel car sales in France and Spain have been falling particularly rapidly. And sales in other large markets such as the UK and Germany have seemingly been reacting to the threat of eventual outright bans as well, though a bit more slowly


Daimler Gives Up Plans To Sell 2017 Diesel Car Models In US

May 14th, 2017 | by James Ayre

As a result of a number of different factors, likely including the fact that US authorities are currently investigating the possible use of "defeat devices" in the company's diesel cars (defeat devices used to defraud regulators), Daimler has announced that it has dropped its plans to seek approval to sell 2017 Mercedes-Benz diesel models in the US, according to recent reports


Volkswagen Has Begun Selling Diesel Cars In The US Again

May 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Volkswagen AG reopened sales of its diesel car models in the US last month, almost 2 years after being banned from doing so by US authorities due to allegations of fraud. Notably, diesel models made up roughly 12% of Volkswagen AG's total sales in the US during April, according to the company — which means that the diesel emissions cheating scandal doesn't seem to have lessened demand for the company's diesel cars in the US too much


German Diesel Car Sales Dropped 19% In April

May 7th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Presumably as a result of all of the talk in recent months of implementing diesel car bans (in some cities), sales of new diesel cars in Germany fell by around 19% in April, according to the country's federal vehicle authority


Euro 6 Diesel Cars Emit NOx At Double Rate Of Modern Trucks & Buses

January 8th, 2017 | by James Ayre

In another example of the disparity between the reality of diesel cars and common sales claims, the independent research organization known as the International Council on Clean Transportation has revealed in a new paper that Euro 6 diesel passenger cars emit NOx at over double the rates that modern Euro VI buses and trucks do (on average)


Volkswagen Exec: Some Company Strategists Project EV Cost Parity With Diesel By 2023–2025

November 28th, 2016 | by James Ayre

In a conversation at the recent AutoMobility LA event, the Executive Vice President of the NA Engineering and Planning Center, Volkswagen Group of America, Dr Matthias Erb, stated that some strategists at the company were expecting cost parity between battery-electric and diesel vehicles to be reached by 2023–2025, owing to increasingly strict emissions standards, according to Green Car Congress



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