Ford Motor Co. will invest 190 million pounds ($306 million) on a factory in Dagenham on the outskirts of London, creating 318 jobs as it expands production of cleaner diesel engines. The money is part of 1.5 billion pounds being spent over five years . . .
Ford has produced its three millionth, small-capacity low carbon diesel engine in Europe. The milestone 1.5-litre TDCi, part of a new family of Euro Stage VI-compliant Ford engines, was manufactured at Ford’s global diesel engineering centre of excellence. . .
Mirroring a trend occurring in the Class 8 heavy truck segment, smaller displacement engines are being developed for the light truck market as OEMs try to boost fuel economy without sacrificing performance.
The latest generation of diesels are significantly cleaner than their older brethren, with particulate filters and urea injection reducing harmful emissions. And, the economy and performance of modern diesels often beats their gasoline equivalents, while . . .
SALES of new cars are up over 30 pct. so far this year, with a 45 pct. rise in April alone. Diesel cars continue to out-sell petrol models by three-to-one, with lower-emission models selling best as motorists try to reduce road tax costs.