Cloud over diesel and petrol as emission deadlines loom
peter campbell | financial times | 11 May 2016
PA’s Daniel Hirsch, automotive expert, is quoted in the Financial Times in a special report on the future of the car.
The article addresses the issue car makers are facing in reducing their carbon emissions to meet targets set by regulators.
The CO₂ emissions challenge: how can carmakers meet the 2021 targets for CO₂ emissions?
The article states that diesel is growing rapidly in Europe as cars with diesel engines produce less Co2 than their petrol equivalents.
Daniel says: “The diesel engine is a good technology.”
He goes on to say that alternative fuels might slightly affect its sales over the next few years. “But I am quite sure it will recover,” he adds.