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European OEMs need to be more aware of CO2 emissions, as de-dieselization becomes an important subject

Diesel and petrol have long been go-to fuels for vehicles, however recent backlash over diesel and its impact on the environment is causing a change in the market. Europe leads the charge against diesel due to poor air quality in cities, and GlobalData looks to explore the impact of these campaigns.

Euro 6 engines that meet all of the emission requirements are now being considered as damaging to air quality as Euro II diesel. With the introduction of new legislation pertaining to the use of diesel vehicles, a  change needs to happen and car companies must adapt and evolve.

  • What you will discover...
  • There has been a fall in diesel demand in Europe since 2016 as countries are more conscious of fuel emissions
  • The 5EU (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain) account for 80% of western light vehicle sales and have seen a drop in diesel penetration from 50.5% to 37.1%
  • Diesel was a primary instrument for meeting European Commission rules for CO2 emission but now original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) need to rush electric vehicles to avoid being penalized

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Calum MacRae, Director of Automotive Product Development at GlobalData, commented:

“The effect of this change has been deleterious for the industry. Fleet CO2 emissions tracked continuously downwards since 2000, but registered a marginal uptick in 2017 that became more pronounced in 2018.”

Use our thematic research to gain a strengthened understanding of de-dieselization as well as regulations and laws across the world. Our thematic research is able to predict key winners and losers in this sector, helping you to identify investment opportunities and make better business decisions.

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