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FCA will abandon diesel engines in 2022

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The automobile group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to stop marketing diesel versions of its cars since 2022, in response to the drop in demand for these types of vehicles in recent times.

As announced by sources close to the company to the Financial Times, the consortium headed by Sergio Marchionne plans to present a new four-year strategic plan next June, which includes ceasing to sell diesel models in the cars of its different brands.

Fiat Chrysler, which was also spotted by the ‘dieselgate’, marketed the brands Jeep, RAM, Dodge, Chrysler, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat.

This reaction occurs after the share of diesel fuel has been declining in recent years in favor of gasoline vehicles and also those driven by alternative energies.

Governments and car manufacturers have been promoting diesel models, with the aim of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions compared to models that assemble gasoline engines.

Thus, the decision of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is aimed at reducing the costs that have been increasing in recent years to ensure that the technology complies with the increasingly demanding regulations on emissions.

In line with this trend, other companies such as Porsche has stopped producing diesel vehicles and Volvo plans to do the same in 2019, among others. All this, seconded by the measures adopted by various European countries and cities: in the Balearic Islands the entry of diesel cars in 2025 and of gasoline in 2035 will be prohibited; in five cities of Germany they will try on free public transport to reduce pollution; London wants that in 2050 only 20% of the trips of the city are made in cars; and Paris aims to prohibit the entry of diesel vehicles in 2024, as some of the most representative examples.

Ecomotor.es / Europa Press – 02/26/2018 – El Economista  (Translation Soft)

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