Volkswagen still believes in diesel engines

Volkswagen still believes in diesel engines

Hard times for diesel engines, with lower and lower sales also due to the new regulations imposed on polluting emissions; despite the low popularity of diesel engines these days, there are still those who strongly believe in the usefulness of these engines, such as the Volkswagen Group.

It may seem strange, even more so considering the huge scandal known as the “diesel gate” which involved Volkswagen a few years ago, but the company has a very specific plan in mind, aimed at reducing CO2 emissions at the company level, as required by the new regulations. To reduce CO2 emissions, Volkswagen will work in parallel with its new line of electric cars and the development of a 4-cylinder diesel engine.

The crux of the entire strategy of the Volkswagen Group is that the new TDI engines - already available for a few months - are also able to use paraffinic diesel, an aspect reported in the European standard EN 15490 which regulates the use of biological components in fuels. Think that paraffinic diesel allows you to reduce CO2 emissions between 70 and 95%, a very important fact that - if combined with the entire range of electric cars that Volkswagen is slowly bringing to the market, such as the new Volkswagen ID. 4 GTX - will allow the company to take a further step towards the "Way to zero" goal, which plans to become CO2 neutral by 2050.

Paraffinic diesel is part of a group of fuels that can also be produced with biological residues and waste materials, with good environmental benefits.

According to Volkswagen forecasts, over the next 10 years we could see a spread of paraffinic fuels - precisely considered an excellent solution for reducing CO2 - up to a quota between 20 and 30%.