The future of diesel cars might not be a rosy as it once was. As reported earlier, global trends in diesel vehicles are beginning to swing downwards. We recently reported on the level of diesel emissions, and now we can comment upon the generation of carbon dioxide from regular petrol and from diesel vehicles. These emissions are not as great as once believed.
Demand for Diesel Vehicles Falling
Many older, and some more modern, cars are being slighted for the level of their carbon dioxide emissions. The newer diesel engines now produce less CO2 than traditional petrol cars. In spite of that fact, the demand for diesel vehicles is rapidly falling, even though the engine efficiency is greater than petrol cars. Yes, it is true that they generate more nitrogen oxide gases than their petrol equivalents, but since when was that as significant an issue as excessive carbon dioxide emissions!
Future of Diesel Cars
The future of diesel cars and other vehicles is tenuous at best. Volkswagen has not given the diesel car industry much of a good press! It’s falsifying of emission test results has tarred most other diesel car companies with the same brush. Not only that, but diesel sales in the UK fell by around 30% in December after the levy places on diesel cars in November’s budget.
It is almost certain that UK diesel car sales are set to plunge. The drop in demand for diesel vehicles is very bad sign for global diesel car sales. It seems likely that regular gas or petrol cars will regain much of the losses it made against diesel cars. Only time will tell, although it is quite certain that if the diesel vehicle industry is to survive it had better come out fighting! And very soon! This is not a UK or European issue, it is a global issue.
Global Trends in Diesel Vehicles and the Automotive Industry
With UK diesel car sales set to plunge and global diesel car sales falling even now, then there is a definite issue to face. This will likely soon be a global issue, and the UK could make up some of the ground it lost by planning ahead. It must plan for all those vehicles that will need refurbishment and refinishing. This will be in the UK, the USA and worldwide.
Will electric vehicles take the place of diesel and regular gas or petrol cars? It seems highly unlikely that the demand for diesel vehicles will drop without stringent legislation. For now, we must keep our eyes open for global trends in diesel vehicles and the automotive manufacturing and marketing industries. The future of diesel cars seems secure for now!