Goodbye i-DTEC. Honda has said that it would phase out all diesel cars by 2021 in favour of electrified powertrains. The Japanese carmaker says that it aims to electrify all of its European cars by 2025, Reuters reports.

Diesel was not too long ago dominant in Europe, but is increasingly being shunned in the continent as polluting, triggered by Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal.

For Honda, the declining demand for diesel vehicles and tougher emissions regulations have dimmed its manufacturing prospects in Europe. In February, Honda said that would close its Swindon, UK plant in 2021 with the loss of up to 3,500 jobs.

The company has also said that it would cut the number of car variants to a third of current offerings by 2025, reducing global production costs by 10% – savings will be redirected toward advanced R&D.

The European Union’s high emission targets states that by next year, CO2 is to be cut to 95 g/km for 95% of cars from the current 120.5 g/km average. Average C02 emissions have increased of late as consumers ditch fuel-efficient diesels while embracing SUVs, it is reported. All new cars in Europe must be compliant in 2021.