It was a constant: Automakers and brands announce the end of diesel and gasoline cars. This time, the announcement comes from Renault that, in light of what has already been done, will cancel the development of diesel engines.
From now on, it will only upgrade your already existing engines.
One less is to develop diesel engines
a The Renault Group And she confirmed that she will not develop new diesel engines from now on. Therefore, it will only update the already existing ones, and adapt them to the new emission standards, until the end of their life cycle. In addition, in 2025, no private car will have diesel engines, and it will be transferred to commercial vehicles.
This measure by Renault is in line with what has been announced by some car manufacturers, such as Audi And yes PorscheAnd some countries, such as Germany and the United Kingdom. After all, emissions regulations are getting stricter, leaving little operating margin for those responsible for the engines and cars themselves. Therefore, this legal reality is coupled Emerging markets will Buy hybrid or electric cars.
However, defined time horizons will allow brands to streamline their performance.
Renault focused on its electric offer
In Renault's case, the decision to end the development of new diesel engines, confirmed by CEO Luca de Meo, would allow the company to cut costs at a time particularly sensitive to its finances.
So, diesel from Renault It will be replaced by the E-TECH hybrid and E-TECH Plug-in hybrids. In fact, this technology is already equipping models such as Clio, Captur, Megane and Arkana. Soon, it will cover Kadjar and Koleos, scheduled for 2022 and 2023 respectively.
In addition, Renault has invested heavily in its 100% electric range, so it will be able to focus on new models in the near future. Therefore, Dacia Spring, Twingo E-TECH Electric, ZOE ZE, Kangoo E-TECH Electric and Master ZE may join new proposals.
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