VW-owned car maker Seat is betting on compressed natural gas (CNG) to make up for declining diesel sales. CEO Luca de Meo told Automobilwoche that auto firms needed to provide customers with a sensible solution and that options other than diesel were required.
Porsche is also questioning diesel, with finance chief Lutz Meschke pointing to plug-in hybrids and purely electrical drives as the way forward. “Why should I anxiously hold on to a diesel?" he asks.