Mmm..they may not sell them but it won’t be an overnight revolution.
If diesel engine cars become less and less then it will be interesting to see what happens to the price of diesel fuel when demand starts to fall.
It certainly will be Interesting to see what happens to the diesel cost and how many other manufacturers followIf diesel engine cars become less and less then it will be interesting to see what happens to the price of diesel fuel when demand starts to fall.
It will also be interesting to see what happens to the diesel on the second hand market from a value perspective. I will still be buying diesel next.
That’s the problem, the infrastructure needs some work to eliminate the range anxiety for fully electric.A few hours ago, I watched a vid on utube about a an Hyundai ionic electric car. It was driven from Edinburgh to the Portsmouth area (ish).
The review was very good but and it was a long day as total charging time during the drive came to 3.5 hours! Making it a 9.5 drive. There was no mention of costs though and he did use some high rate kw chargers.
It isn't just our government and it isn't just politicians! Battery recycling already happens and is being rapidly expanded - all the other bits on the car are subject to recycling rules as for any other car.That’s because our wonderful government have decided they are the enemy of the state, which I’m betting, is exactly what they will do with battery powered cars, when they realise nobody will be willing to recycle them and we end up with airfields full of them, like we have with fridges now.
You also need to consider local pollution at the time of use. Diesels produce a lot of pm2.5 and NOx which hang around in stagnant air in cities. There has already been a legally confirmed case of a death caused by atmospheric pollution from road traffic.Interesting article and I have read something similar before but it's just a statement. It would have been nice if they had listed the vehicles and statistics of the tests which show the comparisons.
It could be that manufacturers are pulling the plug on their diesel options to push people onto their small engined petrol cars and hybrids on which they have no doubt heavily invested in. It will be interesting to see what other manufacturers will do, especially Peugeot who make engines for numerous manufacturers.
I have a few years yet before I will be pushed into buying a petrol and hopefully there will be some statistics then on the general and long term reliability.