Japanese carmaker Nissan
will gradually stop selling diesel cars in Europe, the company's spokeswoman said.
As Reuters reports it is a further sign of weakening demand for those cars as customers worry about tax rises and looming bans and restrictions related to diesel in many countries.
- At this point in time and for many customers, modern diesel engines will remain in demand and continue to be available within Nissan’s powertrain offering .In Europe, where our diesel sales are concentrated, our electrification push will allow us to discontinue diesel gradually from passenger cars at the time of each vehicle renewal, she added.
Data earlier this month showed a sharp drop in demand for diesel cars in Britain, which is Europe’s second-largest autos market.