Apr 24, 2018

End doubts over diesel's future, says Ford boss

Uncertainty about the future of diesel is threatening the UK car industry and leaving drivers in limbo, according to Ford's UK boss. Y Barratt said consumers were buying fewer diesel cars, fearing they were polluting and will face new taxes. Diesel is vital to the UK industry as it makes almost a million diesel engines a year, most of which are exported. Diesel cars emit nitrogen oxide, a significant contributor to pollution in cities that can cause respiratory diseases. "Diesel remains the right choice for many drivers, not least because of its fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions," boss Mike Hawes said.

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