Japanese automaker Mitsubishi is going to reduce the share of diesel cars, and plans to add no more new diesel engines to the portfolio from the end of 2021. That is the news website Nikkei Asian Review Thursday based on insiders.
In the course of 2021, only the existing diesel versions will be updated. There are no more diesel editions.
In Europe in particular, the demand for diesel has fallen. Research has already shown this year that no less than two thirds of European motorists no longer see diesel as an option when purchasing a new car. The global demand for diesel is expected to shrink by around 40 percent over the next ten years.
Cars that run on fuel are less popular due to developments in recent years. For example, there was a diesel gate, where the actual emissions from diesels turned out to be higher than those claimed by major car brands, and there is now an additional fine dust surcharge for the cars. Certain diesels may also no longer enter environmental zones.
Nissan, also Japanese, with which Mitsubishi has had an alliance since 1999, announced earlier this year that from the end of 2020 the company will no longer deliver diesels. This therefore applies to completely new models as well as updates to existing diesel editions.
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