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How Much Longer Until Diesel Is Phased Out?

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Hello all, first post here. Formalities over, on to business:

In the past few years I've become a fanboy of diesel and turbodiesel engines for old 4x4 restoration projects, but I'm not blind to the fact that diesel is a niche market when compared to petrol, especially in the passenger vehicle segment.

And now governments from England to South Korea are glowering at diesel, with a great many, especially in Europe, looking for ways to actually ban diesel as a fuel altogether. Some in Britain and France are vowing compression engines will be gone from the streets by 2030.

NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I've only just been converted to the cult!

Calm my fears. Soothe my oilburning soul.

Tell me why diesel will be readily available all over the world as a passenger vehicle fuel for the next twenty years.
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Mark,,,, diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Dieseltech, soot is a huge health concern. After you have been in this game you will immediately notice all the old timers are sick and going to doctor appointments. This is because most are dying.
After having been in it decades, you will start seeing your coworkers that started at the same time as you getting sick. Then you will see some retire because they can no longer do their jobs and you will see and hear of many dying.
Now that particulate filters are out, things are better but the problem is you will be working where sick trucks come. Pulling in will be hazardous exhaust spewing out into the shop till he can get it into his bay and a hose on the tail pipe. That stuff will literally hang n the air while it goes into your lungs. Then you will probably work without gloves, where toluene and benzine gets on your skin where it goes thru your skin pour into your blood stream taking a taxing cancer causing trip thru your kidneys, liver and crosses the blood brain barrier, where it works on your brain.
Have a good career and fun. Constantly wear a mask and gloves to survive the career.
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Mark your right, that would get a M tag in Maryland for multi purpose. The tag starts with M and then numbers.
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