REACTION: Fiat Chrysler ditches diesel

Publication date: 1st June 2018

In response to today’s announcement that Fiat Chrysler will ditch diesel from all its passenger vehicles by 2021 [1], Morten Thaysen, clean air campaigner at Greenpeace UK said:

“Diesel is a bad bet. It’s bad for air quality, bad for the climate and ultimately bad for consumers.

“The only companies still clinging onto diesel are the big goliaths like VW, which is bogged down by overinvestment and entrenched backwards-looking management.

“Fiat Chrysler is the latest car company to realise consumers don’t want diesel and bite the bullet. It’s time VW, the biggest diesel producer in Europe, woke up to the harm diesel has on our health and the climate and committed to end diesel sales too.”

A number of car makers have already committed to phasing out diesel in Europe including Toyota-Lexus, Nissan, Volvo and Subaru.

Read our guide to car maker’s diesel and electric commitments.

Contact Greenpeace UK Press Office – 020 7865 8255 or press.uk@greenpeace.org  

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Notes to editors:
[1] https://www.fcagroup.com/capitalmarketsday/Presentations/FCA%20June%201%202018%20CMD_Compliance_SM.pdf