News Digest Item
22 Mar 2018

Audi CEO says orders suggest stabilisation of diesel sales

Die Welt

Orders for new Audi cars suggest that the decline in diesel sales is coming to an end, according to company CEO Rupert Stadler. “We can see in our order book that diesel sales stabilise, and in some countries they even increase,” Stadler told Die Welt. Stadler said he is confident his company will stay below the EU fleet emission limits thanks to the diesel and hybrid engines, and added that his company will continue to invest in diesel technology. “My position is clear: the diesel has a future. It might no longer play a major role in smaller cars in the longer term. But if clients want to drive more SUVs, we will need it even more because of its lower CO2 emissions.”

Read the interview in German (behind paywall) here.

Find CLEW’s timeline of the dieselgate scandal here.

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