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Diesel Drivers: Would You Take $13,000 To Switch To Electric Cars?

By Antony Ingram 205 views Aug 26, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License) Enlarge Photo Diesel has long been the fuel of choice for European drivers wishing to reduce their motoring costs. However, recent concerns over the emissions of older diesel vehicles has led to several countries drawing up plans to help remove them from the roads. France has always been strongly pro-diesel, but is now considering a 10,000 Euro incentive ($13,200 at current exchange rates) to encourage diesel owners to go electric instead. The typical diesel vehicle sold today is fuel-efficient, powerful for its size, and surprisingly refined. Importantly, low fuel consumption also means low CO2 emissions, which much of Europe's drivers are taxed on. But Europe's diesel vehicles have led to dangerously high p...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1094039_diesel-driver...

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