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Old 04-25-2020, 06:05 AM   #20 (permalink)
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The positive effect of dieselgate is that new EU6 diesel engines (most recent emission standard) are even cleaner than modern gasolines. But the technology has made them more expensive in purchase as in maintainance and no longer profitable for individuals. Not to mention the higher tax worldwide due to the diesel scandal. To break-even with a gasoline car you should drive at least 22K miles a year and that's a lot.

But I don't believe diesel (or combustion engines in general) will disappear soon. There is still great demand here in Europe. And for those who have to pull loads, there is no equivalent alternative yet. Small low duty diesels however will become (worthless) museum pieces.
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