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Car makers to blame for falling diesel sales, argues BBC

19 January 2018
 

A significant drop (5.7%) in the number of new cars sold in 2017 and a huge fall in the number of diesel vehicles sold (down by 17.1%) attracted the attention of Theo Leggett, the BBC’s business correspondent, on 5 January. “It’s fair to say the steep decline in demand for diesel cars is causing both frustration and consternation within the motor industry,” he began. “The industry needs to sell diesels because they are generally more fuel-efficient than petrol cars...

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