Analyses about the future of the Diesel engine in the beackground of new technology and optimizing the fuel supplay after Peak Oil.
Decades of rentability calculations turn over
Since the Diesel engine is popular, there are regular in car magazines calculations under what conditions is the Diesel engine pays off against the gasoline engine.
Higher price of the Diesel engine
Less fuel consumption
The result of such calculations is most times a number of km per year between 10,000 and 20,000. At less, the gasoline engine is cheaper, at more the Diesel engine.
But now are the plug-in hybridcars coming. This new drive concept changes the rentability of the Diesel engine.
The generator of a plug-in hybrid is never used with partial load
Most km are driven electric only
The long distance commuter with 30,000 km a year was until now sure a Diesel driver. But what happens, when he drives 27.000 km a year electric only? Recharge at home at night time, recharge at the work place, only the long trip in the holidays with the ICE internal combustion engine.
The Diesel was never profitable at only 3000km a year, special if there is no more advantage at the partial load efficiency,