Diesel offers same air quality as e-cars — refiners

The gradual replacement of older diesel cars with new models meeting Euro 6 standards could deliver the same air quality improvements as replacing them with electric or other zero-emissions vehicles

The gradual replacement of older diesel cars with new models meeting the EU’s ‘Euro 6’ standards could deliver the same air quality improvements as replacing them with electric or other zero-emissions vehicles, a report released on Monday by the trade association Fuels Europe suggests.

Modelling commissioned from the UK-based air quality consultancy AERIS found “almost no difference in population exposure between the zero-emission vehicle scenario and the progressive replacement of diesel vehicles by the Euro 6d diesel standard”, the group representing Europe’s oil refining industry said.

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