As the car market shifts toward electrification, many in the auto industry say diesel’s days are numbered.
But new technology and a resurgence in some key segments show it might not be over yet.
Diesel has long been the powertrain of choice for commercial vehicles and heavy machinery of all kinds. But it was once also hailed in many countries as an excellent choice for achieving greater fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions in ordinary passenger cars.
However, diesel’s reputation suffered serious blows from concerns over the pollutants diesel engines emit and from the Volkswagen diesel test cheating scandal that rocked the automotive world. Now, many governments and automakers…