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It sounds like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne thinks diesel is dead.

Volkswagen‘s massive diesel scandal has already caused several automakers to pull their dieselmodels from the market, and now Marchionne’s comments suggests FCA is next. 'The disengagement is happening,' he said. 'Since dieselgate, the share of diesel sales has reduced month by month. There’s no point denying that, and it’s clear that the cost of making diesel reach the new standards is going to become prohibitive.'

His comments don’t come as a real surprise, especially since Marchionne is one of the more blunt CEOs out there. One could argue that other automakers are thinking the same, but are just afraid to say it.
Read more about the FCA Boss Thinks Diesel is Dead at AutoGuide.com.
 

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Other than the advantage of low end torque the diesel fuel economy advantage is lost in the 20% or more cost over gas.
 

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Diesel is not dead, diesel sales are dead - who in their right mind will buy another one after dieselgate?

There are still a number of advantages to diesels:
low end torque
range per fuel load
less frequent maintenance
longer service life
ability to run it on re-processed used fryer oil
 
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