If diesels are a problem, why are they so popular?

Written by: Callie

Posted on August 16, 2018


Do you have a diesel in your fleet? Of course you do. So do over 92% of Fleet Managers in the UK. Not only do they give you better mileage per gallon, they reduce your carbon dioxide emissions. So what’s the problem?

Ah yes, those nitrogen oxides. But wait, aren’t modern diesel engines getting cleaner? Of course they are. “Euro 6” diesel engines from 2015 onwards are the cleanest yet, catching even more pollutants before they’re emitted. So what’s the problem?

Okay, so they’re still not great for the air in congested areas. But then neither are petrol engines. But there’s potentially a problem with the electric car boom too…

Confused? Of course you are. So are most Fleet Managers in the UK. Which is why we’ve looked into all this in the latest issue of The Green Journey.  Download your copy here.