Renault Considers Killing off Diesel Engines

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Renault may stop offering diesel engines in its passenger cars.

    [​IMG]BBC Business – Sept. 6, 2016

    The all-new 2017 Renault SCENIC and GRAND SCENIC.

    Efficiency is courtesy of a broad range of drivetrains including six diesels and two gasoline engines, with the big mileage turbo diesel version incorporating Renault’s new Hybrid Assist technology. Maybe the run from the turbo diesel is a bit premature? -- Ed.

    Renault, the French car maker, may stop offering diesel engines in most of its cars sold in Europe.

    The move is a reaction to the cost of ensuring that diesel engines comply with tighter emissions regulations.

    The crackdown follows last year's diesel emissions scandal involving German car maker Volkswagen.

    Renault's move was reported by Reuters and has not yet been officially announced.

    Senior Renault executive Thierry Bollore has said that tougher emissions standards and testing methods would make diesel engines uneconomic to make… Read More

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