Diesels ‘a mistake’

FRENCH prime minister Manuel Valls has described Europe’s long-standing love affair with diesel engines as a grave mistake. About 80 percent of cars in France are diesel, and with Paris in particular suffering record levels of pollution in 2014, the PM wants to rid France Sharper Focus FORD’S given the Focus a facelift. Th end of the 2015 car works better than pan-faced Fiesta, but the mid-life upd are more than cosmetic. Australian will be interested in a new 1.5-litre Eco petrol engine, offered in both 110 and of diesels for private transport. “We will progressively undo that [diesel], intelligently and pragmatically,” Valls said. This year, a new identification system will rank cars by their emissions, while tax will be increased to make diesel-powered cars less attractive to own.