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Renault sees diesel disappearing from most of its European cars

Tougher standards and testing methods will increase technology costs to the point where diesel is forced out of the market

Renault is not alone in predicting a bleak future for diesel, though its projections go further than the doubts expressed by other carmakers about the technology.


RENAULT expects diesel engines to disappear from most of its European cars, company sources told Reuters, after the French carmaker reviewed the costs of meeting tighter emissions standards following the Volkswagen (VW) scandal.

The sober reassessment was delivered at an