The fuel-efficient diesel cars were hailed due to their ability to pull with greater ease. The diesel engine car once was the top priority of the buyers due to diesel engine performance and claims of being capable to suppress the carbon emission very efficiently. This was observed just a couple of years ago and then things started to turn around.
The plunge in sales of cars using this fuel has reached 30% in the UK alone this nosedive in demand of cars run by diesel engines have a number of reasons. The fuel-efficient power trains were hailed due to their ability to pull with greater ease and longer interval to refill.
The carbon emission scandal has made the buyers conscious and it is hard to win back their confidence as a responsibility to fight climate change is also being felt by all. Governments and relevant authorities are also making things hard for these vehicles and the taxes levied on them are pushing buyers away.
In fact, the rate of tax has increased for the vehicles using diesel as fuel which surely enhance their prices and made them less attractive. This also has made things difficult for the sellers of used diesel cars and they could not find buyers of old cars and the rate goes down too with the scarcity of buyers.
The urban authorities are declaring some areas as low emission zones
To be a wise seller of diesel car you need to show patience to see when this downward trend over or bounce back. The urban authorities are declaring some areas as low emission zones and these cars are going to be charged heavily to get in there.
It does not mean that the diesel cars are going to be banned totally but such measures would be detrimental to the sales of units. One such ultra-low emission zone is established in London and if you have a diesel engine car you will be charged a fee on a daily basis if wish to enter the area marked.
The fee will only be charged from cars not meeting the Euro6 requirements. It seems a start and the coming days could be harsher than this as internationally it has been emphasized by the members of the world community to tax more on carbon emission to reduce it as much as possible.
With these technologies, it may become possible in future
It is a well-known fact that the fuel under criticism is in the market for almost a century and chemical composition of the same makes it more capable to produce energy than petrol.
The good news in this regard is that not only Euro6 compliance engines are not under attack but the Euro7 is even cleaner so the cars fitted with the new technology diesel burners ensure environment protection in a better way. It also indicated that the future is not bleak for these cars but with old cars not matching the set standards of carbon emission could be a problem for the owners.
To make sure diesel engine survival Ad-Blue diesel particular filter technologies have also been introduced which are designed to halt the harmful particles from being discharged in the air. With these technologies, it may become possible in future to use old models of diesel cars as well if these technologies can prove compatible for them too.
Contrary to such pledges made by several countries
It is felt throughout the world that both the diesel and petrol car engines have entered into their twilight years. The drive to make the internal combustion engines cleaner is also present in all parts of the world but unless equally, efficient fuel or engine comes forward people would keep looking towards these machines.
Countries including the United Kingdom have pledged to end internal combustion engines till the fourth decade of the century which is another ultimatum for the cars under discussion. Contrary to such pledges made by several countries the economists do not see the fulfilment of these promises possible even after decades of a given date.
The mix of engines diesel, petrol, hybrid and electric would persist
The drivers routinely travel long distances and doing trips on motorway still find diesel units more economical and suitable for their driving. In this way, the demand is not going to reduce more than has already been done. The experts also confirm that on the basis of calculations made of annual fuel bills.
The statistics show that there are about 14 million diesel vehicles on roads of the United Kingdom at present which is enough to give you an idea that these vehicles are not going anywhere. The mix of engines diesel, petrol, hybrid and electric would persist and the country will not switch to one single fuel in coming years.
It is estimated guess of the experts that the diesel cars will carry on but their share would continue to decrease. In such a situation the benefits of these units though hard to brush aside but still need the courage to opt for them.
The erosion of share of these cars has started which only can be slowed down but hard to avoid now. Innovative technology can do a miracle but it is still not in the sight so hopes are there but the reality is getting tougher.
Some car brands have announced to stop producing diesel cars
It is also predicted that the future legislation in the European Parliament is going to be tougher on the emission of the fuel burning units. The compliance of Euro7 and then Euro8 would become compulsory and the old cars become obsolete sooner.
Purchase of modern diesel car is safe for some years to come at least in Europe and as the continent is leading in climate change challenge so elsewhere to the future would be safe of cars in compliance of new standards. Some car brands have announced to stop producing diesel cars after 2015 scandal.
Porsche is the latest to announce no more diesel cars after suspending sales of these units in the UK. In this way, Porsche diesel is not returning to the UK. It also clearly suggests that the focus now would be more on hybrid and electric vehicles so better and innovative approach would be seen in the coming models from the car maker.