Diesel can resume its success story following a major breakthrough in diesel technology, claimed Bosch CEO Dr Volkmar Denner, at the company’s annual press conference. "There’s a future for diesel," he said. "Today, we want to put a stop once and for all to the debate about the demise of diesel technology."

He revealed that new developments from Bosch could enable vehicle manufacturers to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) so drastically that they will already comply with future limits. He said engineers achieved these results by refining existing technologies, with no need for additional components. "With this new exhaust technology, blanket driving bans in the centres of the world’s major cities will no longer be an issue. Why? Because we now have the tech-nology to resolve the problem of nitrogen oxides in road traffic. Diesel can now resume its success story. Bosch is pushing the boundaries of what is feasible," Denner said, adding: "Equipped with the latest Bosch technology, diesels will be classed as low-emission vehicles and yet remain affordable."