Las Vegas, NV – The environmental and health benefits resulting from the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Tier 4 Final standards have been one of the major focuses of attention at North America’s largest construction and farm equipment event – the CONEXPO CON/AGG 2014 convention this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Diesel is expected to dominate the global medium-heavy truck market, according to the report, with 97% of units that will be sold in 2014 are expected to run on diesel. This is leading to truck original equipment manufacturers in developed and developing economies to concentrate efforts on rolling out diesel engines with improved fuel efficiency, power density, and emission reduction capabilities. At the same time, engine sizes are increasing in developing markets while developed markets are experiencing engine downsizing in the heavy-duty truck segment.
Here are nine different diesel vehicles that suit just about every need (except sports car — a diesel sports car hasn’t made it here quite yet).
Washington, D.C. – One of the true environmental success stories of the past two decades has been the emergence of clean diesel technology and fuel. After billions of dollars to research and development, truck, car, bus and off-road manufacturers are now producing clean diesel engines and equipment that have near zero emissions, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “The emergence of new clean diesel technology is a true environmental success story.”
Chicago – At the tri-national summit examining the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), government, transportation and energy officials will explore diesel power’s role in expanding future trade while also improving air quality. The NAFTANEXT Summit which is being held in Chicago beginning April 22nd through April 25th will gather U.S., Canadian and Mexican transportation, trade, energy and government leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities created by increased trade and the future of freight mobility, energy and sustainability. The Diesel Technology Forum is a sponsor of the conference and serves on the Advisory Committee for the tri-national summit.