Seat sees compressed-natural-gas (CNG) as an optional fuel to diesel, the CEO of the Volkswagen department stated on Saturday.
Seat was betting on CNG for compensating the falling diesel car sales, its CEO Luca de Meo was quoted as saying.
“We need to provide consumers a reasonable service. The argument about diesel is continuing and for that reason we need other choices,” he said.
While Seat, purchased by Volkswagen in 1986, was less exposed to diesel dependency than premium automakers, it still had to observe market characteristics very thoroughly, de Meo stated.
“If the mayor of Barcelona decides to close the city center for Euro-6-diesels, then consumers will probably no longer purchase diesel automobiles,” he stated.
The finance chief of sister business Porsche, Lutz Meschke, also talked about it, and stated that discussions about a diesel-free future were underway.
“In our segment, we have the right responses with plug-in hybrids and simply electrical drives. Why should I anxiously hang on to a diesel?” he said.