The Diesel Technology Forum is engaged in a variety of events throughout the year ranging from technology displays to speaking engagements to Congressional briefings.
Congressional Briefing: Promoting Cleaner Air and Energy Independence with Clean Diesel Cars and Trucks
2456 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC
December 12, 2013
11:30am-1:30pm (Boxed Lunch Served)
Diesel cars, pickups and SUVs are growing in popularity with consumers and manufacturers are planning to meet this demand. Analysts predict that diesels will make up anywhere from 4 percent to nearly 18 percent of the market by 2023 beating other alternative powertrains. While diesels prove popular with drivers they also promote energy independence, fuel efficiency and result in significant emissions reductions.
We invite you to learn more about what’s behind this growth in the light-duty diesel market, its many economic and clean air benefits, and why diesel is important to many auto manufacturers’ vehicle line-up. You will also get the details on many challenges to growing the diesel market from motor fuels tax policy to local initiatives and policy options to help promote this alternative powertrain.
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance to this free event. This event conforms to the "widely attended" event specifications.
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Annual Legislative Summit
August 12 - 15, 2013
The Diesel Technology Forum was in Atlanta for the NCSL 2013 Legislative Summit to speak to the nation's state policymakers about clean diesel's role in powering their state's economy and to showcase how clean diesel delivers...more fuel-efficient vehicles with superior power and performance.
Attendees saw the all new 2104 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel! With 46mpg highway, the 2014 Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel boasts the best fuel economy of any gasoline or diesel car in America. It comes equipped with the very latest clean diesel technology which help reduce emissions without sacrificing power.
They also checked out the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI, that just set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® achievement in June 2013 for the "lowest fuel consumption - 48 contiguous U.S. states for a non-hybrid car" category with a stellar 77.99 mpg. The achievement also beats the hybrid vehicle record of 64.6 mpg by more than 13 mpg
The Forum also highlighed the growth in diesel car registrations, an increase of 24.3 percent in the U.S. from 2010 through 2012 following similar trends of double-digit diesel car sale increases throughout the country.