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FCA becomes latest car manufacturer to axe diesel as emission rules tighten

FCA becomes latest car manufacturer to axe diesel as emission rules tighten

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which includes the Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands, has joined the growing list of motor manufacturers to announce that it will drop diesel cars from its ranges.  

The company announced the move in a presentation to investors in Italy and blamed the “increasingly hard regulatory environment over emissions”.
 

Diesels will be dropped from model line-up by 2021 with the company announcing that it will invest more than €9 billion in electric technologies that will see 30 new plug-in and hybrid models introduced across its various model ranges by 2022.  

Diesel engines will remain in the commercial vehicle ranges of the FCA brands.  

Rival motor manufacturers Toyota, Nissan and Volvo have already outlined global plans to end production of diesel models.