FCA will stop the production of cars with diesel enginesFebruary 26, 2018
The alliance Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will cease production of cars equipped with diesel engines. According to the strategic development plan, which will be presented this summer, the company will abandon cars for “heavy fuel” by 2022. This is reported by the Financial Times with reference to unnamed sources.
The reasons for this decision are called the decrease in demand in Europe, and the high costs associated with the implementation of emission standards for harmful substances. According to experts, the cost of developing engines that meet the new requirements of environmental legislation, will be 20 percent higher than before.
FCA, although it will stop producing cars with diesel engines, as an option they will be available for commercial vehicles and pick-up trucks. For example, RAM 1500. The share of diesel cars in the total sales of the alliance in 2017 was 40.6 percent.
Previously, Porsche stopped production of the latest diesel models: Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel. The decision was also made in connection with the change in the structure of demand and the tightening of emission standards for harmful substances. It is reported that, for example, up to 50 percent of worldwide Panamera sales over the past year have been due to hybrid modifications.