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Cloud over diesel and petrol as emission deadlines loom

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.

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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.


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