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Honda to Put an End to Diesel Vehicles in Europe by 2021

By Sarthak Moghe Tue, 24 Sep 2019
Honda to Put an End to Diesel Vehicles in Europe by 2021

Honda to Put an End to Diesel Vehicles in Europe by 2021

Honda Motors declared phasing out all diesel cars by 2021. The statement came out on Sept 23 and it will be the first step in favour of models that function on the electric propulsion systems.

As the stringent global emissions regulations are being pressured across the world, Honda has become the latest automaker to cut the production of diesel cars as it plans to electrify all of its European cars by 2025. It is an initiative in its long-term goal to make electric cars occupy more than half of its line-up by 2030.

As per emission targets set by the European Union, CO2 must be decreased to 95 gram per km for 95% of the cars against the current average of 120.5gm. Moreover, all new cars in the European Union need to compliant in 2021.

From the perspective of Honda, the declining demand for diesel vehicles and tougher emission rules has affected its manufacturing aspects on a larger basis.

At first, Honda will close its British car plants by 2021 while suffering a loss of 3,500 jobs.  Honda Motors Co. Ltd. is the 3rd automaker in Japan and it would cut the number of car model variations by 2025 and will utilize the saving towards advance research and development.

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