“The diesel engine’s creeping death”
Even though the government put plans to enable diesel bans in German cities on ice last month, experts believe diesel engines are doomed, reports Henning Peitsmeier in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Elmar Kades, director at business consultancy Alix Partners, told the author big cities will nonetheless increasingly push back the technology due to its harmful particulate emissions. He added carmakers would hesitate to spend their research budget on improving diesel engines, because they needed it for electric mobility. The high cost of emission controls will make diesel compact cars uneconomical, a study by Alix Partners argued, according to the article.
Find the Alix study “A watershed moment for the automotive industry” in English here.