Washington, D.C. – California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles according to a new analysis and data released today by the Diesel Technology Forum. The analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, SUVS, pickup trucks and vans – that were compiled by R.L. Polk and Company in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through December 31, 2013.
FRESNO, Calif. -- The California High-Speed Rail Authority joined state and local officials as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to highlight the use of construction equipment, including cranes, crawlers and excavators, that meets the nation’s most stringent environmental standards for diesel engines. “The construction of this first-in-the-nation high-speed rail will bring air quality benefits to residents of the San Joaquin Valley,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “And, by using clean diesel engines during the construction phase, emissions of soot and nitrogen oxides are reduced up to 95 percent compared to older models.”
Chris White, AAATA’s manager of service development, noted “The emissions and noise from conventional diesel buses have been greatly reduced. The advantage of hybrid-electric buses is now not as great, compared to 2007 when AAATA put its first hybrid buses into service.” New low-emission conventional buses will reduce emissions by 90 percent when compared to the oldest conventional buses in the fleet.
Chicago, IL – The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR) technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the largest marine and rail engines, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
Washington, D.C. – Clean diesel cars were included among the five finalist positions for 2015 “Green Car of the Year®” award with the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel car and the Volkswagen Golf, which offers a new 2.0 liter TDI clean diesel, gasoline and electric engines, being named as finalists today. Since the “Green Car of the Year®”award was created 10 years ago, clean diesels have had 10 finalists and two winners, with the Volkswagen Jetta TDI clean diesel winning in 2009 and the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel winning in 2010.