The Truth About Diesel

Added: 29 March 2018

Did you know that owning a diesel car can help to improve air quality in towns and cities, as well as helping to combat climate change? 

Over 1 million new diesel cars were registered in the UK in 2017, that's almost one in every two cars registered. But why should you consider a diesel vehicle? 

LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION

Diesel cars use 20% less fuel than petrol models on average.

LOWER CO2 EMISSIONS

Diesel cars also emit 20% lower CO2 on average, in comparison to petrol models. 

96% OF THE UK’S COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ARE DIESEL

Vans and vehicles used to transport our goods, people and emergency services, and diesel models cover 96% of this 4.8 million strong demographic. 

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY

Diesel particulate filters are now more popular than ever, with more than half of the vehicles on the road having one. 

DIESEL CARS ARE NOT THE MAIN SOURCE OF ROAD NITROGEN OXIDE

Whilst road vehicles are responsible for half of London's Nitrogen Oxides, diesel cars are only 11% of this. 

NEW OFFICIAL EU-WIDE EMISSIONS TESTING SYSTEM

The new EU-wide emissions testing system has recently been introduced, and involves on-road testing to reflect the many conditions involved in real world driving experiences. This includes aspects such as speed, congestion, road conditions and driving style.