Diesel cars still popular with drivers despite negative press

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Diesel cars still popular with drivers despite negative press

Diesel cars still popular with drivers despite negative press

Research has revealed that diesel cars are suited to more than TWICE as many drivers than petrol cars because they are more fuel efficient and definitely cheaper for drivers that do a lot of mileage

Diesel vehicles have been subject to huge negativity in the past few years and especially in the past twelve months, mainly because of the VW emissions scandal and the data concerning the dangers of the fuel to human health.

Despite all the negative press, it would seem that many consumers are still opting for diesel fuel vehicles because of the savings that they can make.

The research data showed that more than one in 10 drivers found that having a diesel vehicle was the optimal choice for them compared with just four per cent who were recommended a petrol car.

The analysis by WhatCar also showed that hybrid vehicles, which currently account for just four per cent of the cars on UK roads, could be the right choice for 60 per cent of drivers.

The vehicles have been the subject of huge negativity in the last 12 months, with emissions levels demonised and the Government’s lack of clarity over taxation causing mass confusion.

But data from a comparison tool devised by What Car? showed that more than one in 10 drivers found that a diesel vehicle was the optimal choice, compared with just four per cent who were recommended a petrol car.

The analysis also showed that hybrid vehicles, which currently account for just four per cent of the cars on UK roads, could be the right choice for 60 per cent of drivers. The Editor of What Car,  Steve Huntingford, said:

“The most frustrating thing about buying a new car is the sheer amount of choice.

“The confusion is then compounded by the uncertainty over fuel types, taxation and the future direction of the motor industry.

“With electric cars and hybrids still a relatively new phenomenon and the Government causing uncertainty over the suitability of diesels, consumers are desperate for clarity.”

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