FCA gives diesel the axe

Diesel World - - News -

If you were hop­ing to one day find a diesel en­gine op­tion in Dodge or Chrysler pas­sen­ger cars in Amer­ica, for­get it. Due to de­clin­ing sales in the af­ter­math of Volk­swa­gen’s “Diesel­gate” emis­sions scan­dal, Fiat Chrysler Au­to­mo­biles plans to pull the plug on all diesel-pow­ered cars in Europe by 2022. In the mean­time, it will be­gin the process of phas­ing out the diesel op­tion. On top of the last­ing ef­fects of Diesel­gate hurt­ing de­mand for diesels, the high cost of mak­ing diesel en­gines com­ply with emis­sions re­quire­ments was cited as jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for the de­ci­sion. For­tu­nately, FCA plans to con­tinue of­fer­ing diesel en­gines in its North Amer­i­can trucks (i.e., Ram 1500 and HD mod­els) for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

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