Writing in the latest issue of GW Views, GW columnist and founder of Norwich-based Caroline’s Cars, Caroline Lake asks if diesel is really dead.
When Rudolph Diesel patented his first engine in 1895, little did he know that in the 21st century, it would end up powering almost half of the cars on our roads.
Recently though, diesel has taken a real battering and is now demonised by many on a scale similar to that of asbestos.
So, is diesel really dead?
As a child growing up in the 1970’s my memories of cars are mostly fond ones.
This was an era where the engine management system consisted of a choke and your right foot, for a lot of families a non-starting car was almost normal and diesel cars just weren’t on the radar…
This article first featured in GW Views, click here to continue reading as Caroline looks back at the rise and fall of the diesel engine…