Falling diesel sales: time for the car industry to get the message

Publication date: 5th January 2018

Commenting on new figures showing that sales of diesel cars dropped by nearly a fifth last year compared to 2016, Greenpeace UK’s clean air campaigner Paul Morozzo said:

“Sales of diesel cars are falling but sales of EVs and hybrids are growing at double-digit rates. Consumers are sending a clear message to the car industry that it’s time to move on from polluting diesel and the industry should listen to it. Diesel cars have been fuelling a major air pollution crisis that has made our cities’ air toxic and harmful to breathe. EVs and hybrids are better for both air quality and the climate. If the UK car industry fails to invest in the technologies that consumers want then they will be left behind in the race for this trillion-dollar market.”