Another German Automaker Has Decided To Kill Off Its Diesels


This time it's voluntary.

The scandal thathas snowballed into a crap show involving Volkswagen and its diesels has now sentits first ripple throughout the automotive industry. A recent report fromAutoblog indicates that Mercedes-Benz is planning to replace diesels with hybridsin the near future. According to an unnamed source, "yes, diesel is technicallycomplex, and very expensive. The additives to reduce particulate matter arevery costly. You’ll see more hybrids to meet the changing regulations."

Thisshouldn’t come as a surprise since hybrids are becoming the popular choice, butwe’re sure the VW diesel scandal had something to do with the decision.To make thetransition from selling diesels to hybrids, Mercedes-Benz has been creatingconcepts, like the incredible Concept IAA, that test some sort of hybrid orplug-in hybrid setup for a few years. This news is a major hit to the industry,since the automaker has been associated with diesels in Europe since the late1930s. Here in the US, diesels aren’t that popular, so the automaker’s switchto hybrids would pay off immediately. However, diesels are extremely popular inother parts of the world. So we have to ask, is Mercedes-Benz making the rightdecision by cutting out diesels?

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