Diesel – black clouds here to stay, or just a passing storm?

By 2030, diesel will account for just 5% of European car sales, warn Andrew Bergbaum, Managing Director, and Sean O'Flynn, Director, at AlixPartners and leaders in the firm's automotive practice

Diesel is in decline. Sales across Europe are declining at an increasing pace. According to AlixPartners’ Global Automotive Outlook 2018, diesel will account for less than 5% of new cars sold in Europe by 2030. But while governments increasingly legislate the technology towards obsolescence, automakers face a conundrum in where to invest to plug the gap in emissions performance against EU targets that the decline in diesel fleet sales represents.