Is Diesel Good For The Environment?

Diesel fuel is the number one means of transportation across Australia. From trains, agricultural equipment, to trucks, diesel fuel is used for long distance journeys. Although consumers may find diesel to be relatively expensive, it provides its regular users with a range of benefits. It also has environmental benefits that makes it superior to petrol and gas used in everyday vehicles.

Diesel cars offer better mileage

Although you may be paying a couple extra dollars to fuel your tank, you will gain extra mileage compared to gas and petrol powered vehicles as diesel fuel produces and provides motorist more kilometres per litre than petrol or gas. Diesel powered vehicles can provide 25 – 30 % better fuel economy compared to petrol and gas which translates to an overall saving.

Diesel is an efficient and dense fuel

The compression of air to fuel ratio of a diesel engine produces fewer emissions, the lowest emissions of any oil based fluids. Vehicles run on gas have an emission rate that is 10 times greater than a modern diesel engine, meaning there are more harmful chemical products releasing pollutants into our air. Diesel power also releases minimal amounts of carbon monoxide, making it safer than both petrol and gas.

Diesel vehicles utilise more usable energy compared to other fuelled vehicles. They can generate 30% better fuel economy. While eliminating all emissions and pollutants would require the removal of all fuelled vehicles, diesel powered engines are essential to transportation and business purposes and are still required on our roads.

While you may say all fuel consumption is bad for the environment full stop, we are now in a society where transportation is a critical part of life. By changing over to diesel fuelled cars we have the opportunity to decrease the amount of emissions and carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere which helps to reduce the impact of vehicle emissions on the environment.