How Long has the Diesel Engine Left?

According to industry administrators diesel just has eight years left.

Battery-controlled electric vehicles will rule the market inside the eight years say senior officials in the UK motor industry. In a striking scene switch, the innovation synonymous with diesel vehicles is anticipated to be dispatched to the scrap heap, as vehicle producers grasp more proficient, eco-cognisant types of fuel.

Professional services giant KPMG reported back on its annual Global Automotive Executive Survey, with figures suggesting a revolution against diesel, which is fast losing importance for vehicle manufacturers.

This year, a gathering of Specialists Doctors drove a crusade for London to follow in the strides of other European capitals and boycott diesel vehicles. Specialists Doctors Against Diesel say 9,400 Londoner’s die early stating diesel exhaust fumes are partly at fault. Paris and Madrid have focused on a restriction on diesel vehicles by 2025, as have Athens and Mexico City.


Numerous opponents to the campaign say the plans are not only impractical, but could backfire.

Upwards of 90% of officials anticipate that battery electric vehicles will have pole position in the commercial centre by 2025 – with 93% of them uncovering their arrangements to begin putting resources into the innovation required for the switch within five years.

Moreover, a telling 62% say diesel is losing its prominence with significant vehicle manufacturers. The overview was undertaken by senior administrators over all vehicle industry ranges including providers, merchants and makers in addition to suppliers of mobility services and the financial services sectors.

KPMG’s John Leech explained that “almost the whole automotive industry” is convinced the next decade will stage the mass adoption of electric cars.

Mr Leech puts this assertion down to improvements in the “cost and range of battery technology, coupled with growing concern over the emission of both carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides from diesel engines”.

Shockingly, somewhere in the range of 74% of administrators think that 50% of vehicle owners today would in a perfect world not have any desire to possess a vehicle.

Diesel Fuelling

London leader Sadiq Khan has pleased both health and environmental groups with arrangements to dramatically increase the budget of former Mayor Boris Johnson for clean air measures in the capital.

Neighborhood groups, campaigners and health charities have rushed to welcome Mr Khan’s vow to ring-fence £875 million for enhancing London’s air quality throughout the following five years – after Boris Johnson had budgeted £425m.

London is among the UK’s most contaminated urban areas, breaking EU targets on the toxic gas nitrogen dioxide (NO2), which is created by diesel vehicles. In the city alone, upwards of 9,500 early deaths are credited every year to contaminated air.

Researchers accept there will be less vehicles, resulting in less cash being produced as motorists are more likely to hire a vehicle or use chauffer services, taxis or public transport rather than purchase their own vehicle.

Mr Leech said: “Carmakers plan to sell a myriad of new digital services to vehicle users

“Today car makers already make substantial profits from the sale of consumer finance and annual vehicle insurance but this will grow in the future as innovative services such as remote vehicle monitoring and the integration of the car as a focal point in people’s ever more connected lifestyles are demanded by consumers”.