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.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders is calling for petrol-engined cars to be subject to the same clampdown as diesels. It says diesel engines are being demonised on the basis of out-of-date emissions figures. According to the car chiefs, the latest “Euro 6” diesels are 80 per cent cleaner than they were in 2000 — and the scheme is “undermined” by plans to allow older petrol-engined cars complying with less-strict 2006 Euro 4 emissions regulations into the zone.
Virtually all trucks serving the Port of Oakland are required to be outfitted with diesel particulate filters – an expensive fix that has cut sharply into truck owners’ pocketbooks. One study says the requirement has cut into emissions levels, too, with black carbon emissions from diesel trucks down 76 percent during the last five years.
Washington, D.C. - The federal budget package approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a highly effective clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the current funding package will increase from $20 million to $30 million if signed into law by President Obama.
Washington, D.C. - Diesel power’s role as “the lifeblood of the global economy” and the development of the new generation of ultra-low sulfur clean diesel fuel and clean diesel engines and equipment are two major factors to consider when reviewing the status of the U.S. energy situation since the creation of a national energy policy 40 years ago, according to the Diesel Technology Forum.