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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”.

Vauxhall Grandland X

Popular fleet models featuring Euro 6d-Temp diesels include the Vauxhall Grandland X

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.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.