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Diesel in the age of electric cars: does it still make sense to buy one?

2024-02-21T15:43:10.239Z

Highlights: Diesel in the age of electric cars: does it still make sense to buy one?. As of: February 21, 2024, 4:30 p.m By: Marco Blanco Ucles CommentsPressSplit Electromobility is on the rise. The question remains whether it is still worth buying a diesel car. New registrations of diesel vehicles have continued to decline in recent years. Diesel drivers pay 18.41 cents less energy tax per liter than for gasoline. The overall price of diesel is also around 20 percent lower.



As of: February 21, 2024, 4:30 p.m

By: Marco Blanco Ucles

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Electromobility is on the rise.

The question remains whether it is still worth buying a diesel car.

In recent years, negative headlines surrounding diesel vehicles have increased: criticism of tax advantages, emissions scandals and driving bans in some selected cities.

This is also why diesel cars are losing more and more popularity and are instead switching to gasoline or electric vehicles, for which car dealers are predicting some problems for 2024.

Advantages and disadvantages of buying a diesel engine

New registrations of diesel vehicles have continued to decline in recent years, reports

AutoBild

.

Several factors play a role when buying a car.

But which points are crucial for a diesel?

There are some advantages and disadvantages.

Is it still worth buying a diesel these days?

Many consumers are faced with this question.

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Advantages of buying diesel

Compared to a gasoline engine, the combustion engine in diesel vehicles is significantly more efficient and has more energy.

As the online portal

Fines Catalog

reports, the difference in efficiency is 15 to 20 percent.

The logical consequence: diesel requires significantly less fuel, which saves consumers money.

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The so-called diesel privilege saves diesel consumers money when refueling.

What does that mean exactly?

Diesel drivers pay 18.41 cents less energy tax per liter than for gasoline.

The overall price of diesel is also around 20 percent lower.

However, the voices critical of this tax privilege are becoming louder and louder - it is questionable how long it will last.

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Disadvantages of buying diesel

According to the fine catalogue

, the annual limit value for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) is

40 micrograms per cubic meter.

In the past, this value was exceeded more often in Germany.

For this reason, more and more major German cities have imposed a diesel driving ban, including Munich since February 2023.

Other cities are to follow.

In most cases the ban applies to diesel with emissions standards 1 to 5.

When it comes to environmental protection, diesel vehicles also lag behind the competition - despite modern engines and emissions controls.

This is also changed by the fact that diesel produces significantly less CO2.

The biggest disadvantage for diesel: currently it is mostly only powered by fossil fuels.

Conclusion: Is it worth buying a diesel?

Whether it is worth buying a diesel car depends on your driving behavior.

For example, if you often travel long distances, it may well be profitable for you.

Please note, however, that it is not certain that the tax advantages will last for a long time.

However, if you often drive in city traffic, you should look for alternatives.

Source: merkur

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