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Preconceived ideas about Diesel

Following the rise in fuel prices, the grumbling is rising and some remind us that diesel vehicles are in fact less bad for the environment than their petrol counterparts. However, the NGO Transport&Environment shows that if we take into account the life cycle analysis of engines, CO2 emissions are actually 10% higher than those of petrol engines. In addition, nitrogen oxide emissions are responsible for 10,000 deaths per year and diesel engines emit large quantities of ultra-fine particulate matter.