Latest-gen diesels still vital part of fleet mix, says Alphabet
Latest-generation diesels that comply with the Euro 6d-Temp standard are still “an important building block for corporate mobility”.
So says Alphabet as it points to recent analysis by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) that finds Euro 6d-Temp diesel cars emit less NOx than current and future emissions thresholds, backed by data on 270 new diesel models.
The ACEA tests found that all the Euro 6d-Temp type-approved cars performed well below the NOx threshold of the real driving emissions (RDE) test, which applies to all new car types since September 2017, while most of these vehicles show results that are below the stricter NOx threshold that will be mandatory from January 2020.
In response, Alphabet said: “With low fuel consumption and low pollutant emissions, modern Euro 6d-Temp diesel engines are not only ecologically convincing, but also economical. For frequent drivers, they offer the most convincing balance in terms of total cost of ownership for the foreseeable future.”