NEWS – The hardening reduction of CO emissions2 and the next pollution control standards imposed by the European Commission are forcing manufacturers to speed up the electrification of their ranges.
What type of vehicle should I buy? The question, which torments motorists, turns on a loop. A model with a combustion engine, hybrid or plug-in hybrid, or even electric? The choice has become difficult for motorists lost in the maze of regulations and standards. For heavy-duty drivers, diesel remains the most advantageous solution from a financial point of view, but large European cities have already planned to partially or totally ban the circulation of these vehicles from the middle of the decade. And the risk is great that the next Euro 7 depollution standard in force in 2026 will be so demanding as to sign the death warrant for this technology. Their residual value could therefore plunge. In the first eight months of 2021, its market share in new car registrations fell another 8.4 points. Diesel only weighs 22.5% of sales. At the same time, sales of electric vehicles