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Death of diesel - quality cars that may disappear

Read Cars Logo By Gareth Herincx of Read Cars | Slide 1 of 21: Just as diesels are getting more efficient than ever, it now looks like their days may be numbered unless something is done to clean up their act.A few years ago the government incentivised motorists to buy diesels because of their fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. As a result, UK diesel car ownership rocketed from 13.8% in 2001 to around 50%.However, now the focus has switched to dangerous nitrogen dioxide (NO2 or NOx)) emissions which are claimed to be responsible for around 23,500 deaths in the UK each year – and diesels are in the doghouse.Could it mean the end of diesels? Will they be phased out? We’ve chosen 20 of the best diesel cars on the market today – but for how long?

Death of diesel - quality cars that may disappear

Just as diesels are getting more efficient than ever, it now looks like their days may be numbered unless something is done to clean up their act.

A few years ago the government incentivised motorists to buy diesels because of their fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. As a result, UK diesel car ownership rocketed from 13.8% in 2001 to around 50%.

However, now the focus has switched to dangerous nitrogen dioxide (NO2 or NOx) emissions which are claimed to be responsible for around 23,500 deaths in the UK each year – and diesels are in the doghouse.

Could it mean the end of diesels? Will they be phased out? We’ve chosen 20 of the best diesel cars on the market today – but for how long?

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