THE GUARDIAN: Diesel car sales slump puts thousands of jobs at risk in UK

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Release date: 15/1/2018

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Prof Karel Williams at Manchester University noted the car sector was battling on three fronts.

“The industry is desperately trying to keep cashflow going to invest in new electric models but there are three things against them in the UK. First, the industry has been lying about emissions; second, there is the diesel sales issue, which is Europe-wide; third, there is Brexit,” Williams said. “The industry is quite desperate. If you put together these problems, I think it’s inevitable that jobs will go.”

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TitleDiesel car sales slump puts thousands of jobs at risk in UK
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date15/01/18
DescriptionProf Karel Williams at Manchester University noted the car sector was battling on three fronts.

“The industry is desperately trying to keep cashflow going to invest in new electric models but there are three things against them in the UK. First, the industry has been lying about emissions; second, there is the diesel sales issue, which is Europe-wide; third, there is Brexit,” Williams said. “The industry is quite desperate. If you put together these problems, I think it’s inevitable that jobs will go.”
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jan/15/diesel-car-sales-slump-puts-thousands-of-jobs-at-risk-in-uk
PersonsKarel Williams