10 Oct Thinking of buying a diesel car? – Infographic
- Diesel cars get 8.9 more mpg than petrol which is a saving of £200 a year
- New cars are up to 22% cheaper to purchase
- Better fuel efficiency on motorway driving
- Better vehicle resale values
- Less mechanical repairs needed
- More torque, more responsive driving experience
- It costs £2 more to fill an average 50 litre tank
- Higher car tax
- Government policy now favouring petrol and electric vehicles
- Repairs can be more expensive
- Reliance on fossil fuels
Diesel vehicles are the ideal choice, if you spend longer in your vehicle and you travel more than 12,000 miles a year.
The savings from greater fuel economy in motorway driving outweighs other associated costs.
The NOx scandal has shifted public perception of diesel vehicles.
As a result – diesel cars have dropped in price and current government policy is seeking to incentivise the use of petrol and electric vehicles.