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Propulsion systems are getting more variable

Automotive industry experts do not see a funeral bell tolling for diesel motor vehicles.

(Source: SME)

Paris, London, Athens, Madrid and also Tokyo plan to ban petrol- and diesel-fuelled cars from their streets. In Slovakia some cities including Bratislava, Prešov, Trenčín or Žilina are pondering bans targeted at diesel cars, too. While such policies may make the central zones of large cities cleaner, automotive industry experts do not see a funeral bell tolling for diesel motor vehicles.

“All expert debates indicate that diesel engines will be on the market for some time onward,” Juraj Sinay, president of the Automotive Industry Association (ZAP), told The Slovak Spectator. They will be further used in passenger cars but especially in cargo and public transport.

Martin Jesný, industrial analyst at the Revue Priemyslu magazine, agrees that when the total transportation system, including commercial cars, trucks, and all the vehicles and machines used in agriculture and industry are taken into consideration, the replacement of diesel or combustion engines by alternative systems is out of sight for now.

He understands the development of electric cars and cars with various alternative propulsion systems as a new sector reflecting the requirements of urbanisation of society.

“These will co-exist here with combustion engines while each of them will cover a different part of the market,” said Jesný. “Diesel motor vehicles are more effective on long routes while electric cars are more suitable for cities.”

The experts point out to the development carmakers have achieved in the design of diesel and petrol engines.

Read more: What types of vehicles do the carmakers in Slovakia produce? What do the current statistics reveal about customers behaviour?

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