10 Oct Thinking of buying a diesel car? – Infographic

 

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

Summary

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.

 

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.