Citroen announces that it will stop using diesel engines

Citroen announces that it will stop using diesel engines

May 4, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The current head of the French automaker says he is “extremely cold-blooded about the continued use of diesel fuel.”

Undoubtedly, the diesel scandal that unfolded back in 2015 around diesel cars of the German concern Volkswagen, acted as catalysts in the proliferation of electrified engines in various aspects of the industry. At the moment, a large number of different car companies are forced to abandon the further use of diesel engines. The French brand Citroen has now also decided to abandon the further development of diesel engines.

The recently revealed C5 X will be available in Europe with petrol as well as electrified engines.

According to Citroen, “the days of the compression ignition engine are numbered.” What the current head of the brand said about this.

I am very cold-blooded about diesel fuel, – said Citroen CEO Vincent Kobe in an interview with Western edition of Autocar. “A few years ago, diesel models accounted for 80 percent of all sales, up from less than 50 percent last year; in another couple of years, this figure may be less than 15 percent. “

It is worth noting that at the time of this writing, diesel cars of this French brand are still on sale – for example, there are models with an engine on the official Citroen website in the UK. With a diesel engine, in particular, you can buy the new C4, C5 Aircross and C4 SpaceTourer.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the auto giant Stellantis has included the charming Citroen Ami in its electric car rental service. Legally, Citroen Ami is a light ATV, but this fact did not prevent it from getting into the fleet of the Free2Move electric car rental service, launched by the PSA alliance.