It takes weeks for the UK’s biggest engineering firms to get their engines ready for market.
In many cases, they’re just waiting for the government to tell them.
In a bid to cut costs, industry bodies have set aside a total of £1.8bn in savings by putting money into new engines that can run for longer.
They include a £1bn programme to improve fuel economy and safety.
But there is one engine that could have a big impact on the future of British car manufacturing.
The new diesel technology, called ‘green technology’, could mean that many of the major carmakers will need to get rid of older engines in favour of new ones.
It’s a significant shift from the current business model, which sees a large number of large companies buying diesel engines.
The new engines will be used by some of the biggest manufacturers of vehicles on the roads, including Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes, BMW and VW.
A number of companies, including Ford, Ford Performance, BMW, Renault and Renault Sport have already signed up to the scheme, but others have yet to do so.
According to the Automotive Industry Association, around half of the UK engine-making capacity is in the private sector, and these are the big four companies.
So the new engine could have an enormous impact on how many cars will be produced in the future.
This will be especially important for the new generation of vehicles being developed in the UK, which will use electric engines.
The government has said that the £1billion programme will bring the UK down from a production capacity of 5.7 million cars a year to about 4 million.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the new technology?
The most obvious advantage is that it will save costs.
As well as improving fuel economy, the new diesel engines will reduce the need for a number of maintenance and safety systems that are part of the traditional diesel cycle.
The latest research suggests that, in the long run, the reduction in emissions will be worth £10 billion per year to the UK economy.
This is the equivalent of around £1 per vehicle that is built each year.
However, it’s not enough to make up for the £20bn of CO2 emissions that are produced each year by the traditional fleet of diesel engines that run in many vehicles on our roads.
There’s also the issue of fuel efficiency.
In the UK alone, diesel engines produce around 12.5 billion litres of CO3 emissions each year, but this doesn’t include the CO2 released when the engines blow in and out of a car.
This means that, when compared with a modern petrol or diesel engine, the difference between a diesel and petrol engine is around 2.3 million litres.
And diesel engines can also produce a lot of CO9 – a gas which is the main ingredient in the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.
How does the new tech compare with the existing diesel engines?
Diesel engines have always been a very low-tech option for the carmaker, and there’s little to suggest that the new technologies will be any different.
While the technology has been in development for many years, the UK government has been reluctant to allow major manufacturers to enter the market because of concerns about emissions.
It’s been widely suspected that some of these concerns have been driven by a fear of a lack of competition, which may be why there’s been no public announcement of the programme.
At the moment, there’s only a limited number of diesel-powered vehicles in the market, and it’s likely that this will continue to decline as more manufacturers join the scheme.
Is there any chance that the Government could delay the rollout of the scheme?
Yes, the government is already planning to delay the scheme for a year.
This means that the UK will be left with just one diesel engine available for sale.
Why is the Government planning to roll out the new engines on the same day as the Christmas holiday?
The Government is using the Christmas period to give itself a big advantage over rivals.
Over the past few years, it has launched several trials of the diesel technology.
Some of these have been successful and others have been not so successful.
For example, the National Grid trials of new diesel-driven power plants have been a success and they’ve shown that the technology is safe, efficient and effective.
With the Christmas deadline looming, the Government will be able to roll this out more quickly, and more efficiently, than competitors.
If this is the case, why hasn’t the Government done so already?
In many cases the Government has already delayed the rollout due to other issues, such as the timing of the Christmas timetable.
When will the new vehicles be available?
This will depend on when the government decides to roll-out the technology, and whether there is enough demand to keep the technology available.