The future of diesel
A decline in the sales of diesel vehicles
Following the Volkswagen scandal, sales of cars in Europe and the United States diesel have experienced their lowest level in several decades. The share of diesel vehicles in the new cars fleet sold in Europe is around 60%. Could this be the end of the diesel era to make room for other fuels? This is the question asked by analysts, automakers and consumers. European countries have become more and more demanding with regard to diesel models by increasing taxes for diesel owners.
Automakers are not ready to throw in the towel and are developing advanced technologies to reduce the emissions of their diesel models.
Which technologies will allow to save diesel?
It is likely that future diesel cars will be equipped with several technologies combining different techniques of purification of emissions of NOx and energy saving. When engineers analyzed the process of combustion of diesel engines, they found out that there were pressures and temperatures that produced high levels of NOx. But with specific operating points, you can get an efficient combustion of fuel without producing pollutants. It is clear that the next innovation in this area will be to control the pressure and the temperature inside the engine.