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One Year Later: Europe's Stance on Diesel

One Year Later: Europe's Stance on Diesel

By Elizabeth Kershaw, Client Services Consultant, Pricing

This time last year, I asked the question: Is Europe falling out of love with the diesel fuel — the fuel that promised so much in terms of its eco-credentials? One year later, I ask a new question: Has anything about Europe's relationship with diesel changed? Or are we on the road to a definitive break-up?

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Electric Vehicles Industry Analysis: Shaking it Up

Electric Vehicles Industry Analysis: Shaking it Up

By Ian Thompson, Managing Director, Planning

In a post we wrote a few months ago, we delved into the ways electric vehicles were permeating the fuel market. This market shift continues to be a key point of interest to retailers and it is important that electric and alternative fuel sources are factored in when strategizing on site renovations and network expansion efforts, current and future.

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Alternative Fuel Sources and Your Business

Alternative Fuel Sources and Your Business

By Anila Siraj, EVP of Research and Applied Data Sciences

The global trend toward alternative fuels is more than just a trend. The current state of alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure development indicates that in the relatively near future, we will be able to accurately refer to this as a full-on movement leading to an eventual shift.

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Demand Erosion and Category Management: What’s the Connection?

Demand Erosion and Category Management: What’s the Connection?

By Scott Barrett, VP Global Client Services

Millennials are driving less than previous generations. For them, owning a car is considered a hassle, and young people will even delay getting their licenses, in favor of other means of transportation. Meanwhile, government regulations continue to push higher vehicle fuel efficiency. Tesla has announced a 315-mile range electric battery. All of these signs point to a prolonged period of fuel demand decline for many countries around the world — and certain countries are adjusting quickly to the erosion by breaking into newer technologies.

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Future Now: Alternative Fuels

Future Now: Alternative Fuels

By Debbie Miggins, Vice President, Location Services

FCEVs have overcome key challenges with which other alternative fuel vehicles have struggled, including driving range, speed of refueling, engine acceleration and body size limitations. FCEVs easily beat traditional fuels in terms of emissions and fuel economy. These achievements line up with key consumer expectations for vehicles, including convenience, flexibility, eco-responsibility, speed and style.

 

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Is Europe Falling out of Love with Diesel Fuel?

Is Europe Falling out of Love with Diesel Fuel?

By Elizabeth Kershaw, Client Services Consultant, Planning

 Emissions scandals, diesel car bans in Europe’s capitals, proposals for changes to tax regimes – what is happening to the once revered diesel fuel in Europe?

Answering that question means looking back to the beginning of the love affair, and why Europe became so enamoured with diesel fuel in the first place.

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