Deputy Mayor of London: Diesel Not the Right Thing for Cities

Matthew Pencharz, Deputy Mayor for Environment & Energy for the Greater London Authority, does not see diesel as the right technology for driving in the city. Also blames the European Commission for for being too lenient with emission standards
November 29, 2015, 5am PST | PabloValerio | @pabl0valerio
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Cities of the Future sat down with Matthew Pencharz, Deputy Mayor for Environment & Energy for the Greater London Authority (GLA), during the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.

We asked Mr. Pencharz his views about diesel in the city in light of the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal.

"The VW scandal has focused attention on a problem we hardly knew about, and it has raised to the top the public policy of failure of dieselization across the European Union, and the UK too, combined with the spectacular failure of the Euro engine standards,” he said. “[The scandal] has focused our minds on the fact that we need to accelerate the way out of diesel."

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Published on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in Cities of the Future
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