Japanese car manufacturer Nissan will gradually lower the number of diesel cars that it sells in Europe reducing it to zero. This is a further sign of the weakening demand for this type of cars as customers worry about tax rises, bans, and restrictions related to diesel in many countries.
A spokeswoman from Nissan said that there would be a gradual withdrawal of diesel vehicles in Europe. A source last month had said that Nissan would cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland plant, which is Britain’s biggest car factory. The car making industry is facing a global regulatory crackdown on diesel emissions and is trying to adjust their business. A big part of this is investing in electric cars.
Data collected earlier this month showed a steep drop in demand for diesel cars in Britain, which is Europe’s second-largest car market. Nissan is in a partnership with the French car group Renault.