My best diesel for three years was a white Audi Q7 from 2011: seven seats, six-cylinder, 245 hp, endless power – of course with catalytic converter and soot particle filter, but still without AdBlue. A company car, I paid a lot for it, but enjoyed it. I still like to drive diesel for long distances.
Did you notice? In the first quarter, around 378,000 vehicles were registered in the EU, a third less than in 2021, according to the industry association ACEA. Compared to the other types of drive, diesel only accounts for 17 percent of all newly registered cars in the EU. The proportion of classic combustion engines fell by five percentage points to 36 percent. A total of 808,000 combustion engines were newly registered. The rest? Are hybrids and electric cars.
Many hunters are the hare’s death, they say. In the case of diesel, it was the cheating scandal from VW (and a few others), then the mendacious discussion about a driving ban, instigated by the German environmental aid group (yes, those are the people who want to prevent the gas terminals on the North Sea), the fear of the combustion engine Off, finally the crazy prices at the pump. The truth is that we will still need all drives for a long time. Also diesel. !