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.
SANTA MONICA, California — Sales of clean-diesel vehicles in the first half of 2014 have increased by 25 percent over last year, according to Edmunds data and the Diesel Technology Forum. Diesel sales in 2014 show six consecutive months of increases: +6.8 percent in January, +4.5 percent in February, +39.5 percent in March, +60.4 percent in April, +26.8 percent in May and +8.8 percent in June. June represented the 43rd monthly gain in the past 47 months, with 31 of those months clocking double-digit increases.
MTU, the specialist for propulsion and power systems for ships and commercial marine equipment, has been selected by Memphis-based Southern Towing Company to power six inland waterway towboats. Four new and two existing vessels will be outfitted with a total of twelve Series 4000 Ironmen engines in 8- and 12-cylinder configurations. Renowned for their durability and reliability, engines from the Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary MTU were selected because of their unmatched power, fuel economy and performance.
“The diesel industry is extremely disappointed that a small segment of diesel pick-up truck owners have chosen to tamper with the emissions and engine control systems to over-fuel the engine so as to deliberately produce black smoke emissions. For the last decade, the industry has invested billions of dollars to produce diesel engines that today are near-zero in emissions. That’s why they’re called clean diesel,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit educational group.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. clean diesel car sales have increased 25 percent during the first six months of 2014 while the overall U.S. car market has increased by 4.2 percent, according to data compiled by Hybrid Cars.com and Baum and Associates. The 2014 clean diesel sales total includes six months of consecutive sales increases, including double digit increases in March (+ 39.5%), April (+ 60.4%) and May (+26.8%). June 2014 was the 43rd monthly increase in clean diesel sales in the past 47 months, with 31 of those months registering double-digit increases.