“Across Europe, decisions like these are making it clear that diesel cars are on the way out.”
— Niklas Schinerl, Greenpeace Germany, to The Independent out of the UK, regarding Germany’s allowance for cities to ban some diesel vehicles. On a related note, it sounds like Volkswagen might buy back new diesel-equipped cars if German cities do institute a ban.
“One of the companies recently announced that they are getting out of diesel. It would be a pity (to marginalize diesel). Diesel will play a key role in the future. We also should know that nobody can change over the weekend. Electrification, hybridization, and battery-electric vehicles will play a very important role in the future, as this is a step into new sustainable mobility. However, the internal combustion engines too are getting real high-tech.”
— Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover and Chief Executive Officer of Tata Motors, to The Economic Times