Discontinued model Diesel?
"Once you've lost your reputation, you have nothing left to lose." No, this saying can not apply for the diesel engine. Rather, it is to be feared that large groups of consumers turn away for a long time from this product, just because one or perhaps even a whole group of manufacturers based on suppliers has cheated. And time the diesel engine does not have to lose, because other types of drives will probably prevail in the end.
But the basic thesis is supposed to be here that all alternatives are not yet so far. Consider the pure electric drive. Sure, Tesla manages it up to North Cape, but what costs a Tesla? Well, the current is for nothing, but in our area one has to drive 100 km (there and back) to the closest supercharger. And these 100 km would be truly emission-free?
Of course not. One speaks of local absence of emissions, which means that the dirt is produced somewhere else. No, not only the still produced during the electricity generation. Fatally, the electricity production for the production of batteries in China is even dirtier than here.
And even in the supposedly climate-conscious Germany is expected still good a lifetime of a car, until renewable energy clearly has the majority. Crazy also that the diesel loses indeed in the CO2 footprint compared to the German power mix , but clearly gains just case of particulate matter and the suchlike. Therefore, if we would already now extensively drive with electric vehicles, the diesel would remain competitive in the years ahead.
And even if batteries have a long shelf life allegedly well over 100,000 kilometres today, the diesel engine easily beats them. And whether the statements are credible, you ask times the current pedelec users. The most important message is, however, one can order now a vehicle with a diesel engine for a still tolerable price or at least wait until the current systems are tested without special software. Because one thing is for sure, one keeps a close eye on the manufacturers and suppliers now.
Pros and Cons diesel engine:
Up to 15 percent less CO2 emissions imply up to 25 percent lower fuel consumption with a diesel engine. A diesel vehicle is worthwhile, when more than 15,000 kilometres be driven in the year. A diesel is rather more suitable for the long haul. For larger vehicles, for example, SUVs rather a diesel engine.
Cars with petrol engines are at comparable models cheaper to buy and often also more favourable in running costs. As a rule of thumb generally, the smaller the car, and the less kilometres to be driven, the more likely a gasoline engine is the right choice. 11/15