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"If you told me in the mid-1990s that we could put the words 'clean' and 'diesel' together I would say you are completely out of your mind. Yet here we are today to celebrate 10 years of clean diesel effort."

Margo Oge, Director of the EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality



$395 Million Clean Diesel Commuter Coach Purchase Highlights Economic & Environmental Benefits Of New Diesel Technology
July 17, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – This week’s $395 million agreement for the purchase of 772 clean diesel commuter coaches by New Jersey Transit – America’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit – is yet another example of major transit agencies recognizing the economic, safety and environmental benefits of advanced clean diesel technology, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum(http://www.dieselforum.org/).

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The Fleet Owner Guide to Diesel Engines
August 24, 2015 // Fleet Owner

Arranged alphabetically by manufacturer, the following guide offers concise information on engine configuration, displacement, horsepower and torque ranges, and descriptions of engine features and intended applications. Web addresses for additional technical information are also included.

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DTF Launches Learning Series
August 24, 2015 // Mass Transit

Beginning Sept. 2, the Diesel Technology Forum will host a series of online web-based sessions on a range of topics including personal transportation choices, goods movement, rail and water transportation, emergency preparedness, agricultural productivity and efficiency, renewable fuels, construction efficiency and more.

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New Web Learning Series to Focus on Energy, Environmental Policy, Transportation & Emergency Preparedness Issues
August 21, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – Beginning September 2nd, the Diesel Technology Forum will host a series of online web-based sessions on a range of topics including personal transportation choices, goods movement, rail and water transportation, emergency preparedness, agricultural productivity and efficiency, renewable fuels, construction efficiency and more. The first webinar on September 2nd will feature the lead researcher in the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute which released a new study this summer comparing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of diesel cars with gasoline cars. To determine the TCO for diesel and gasoline vehicles researchers compiled and compared data on a variety of expenses including depreciation, fuel costs, repairs, fees and taxes, insurance, and maintenance.

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California to Be One of the Top Beneficiaries From New Truck Greenhouse Gas and Fuel Efficiency Rules
August 18, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Long Beach, CA – With one of the largest medium and heavy duty fleets in the country, California stands to benefit the most from the federal government’s proposed truck fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction rules, a panel of federal officials was told today. “This new diesel technology is on the road today delivering real world benefits in the form of fuel savings and reducing carbon emissions. This year the American Lung Association, in its annual State of the Air Report identified cleaner diesel fleets as one of the two main contributors to helping the nation achieve cleaner air and meet the national ambient air quality standards," said Tom Fulks, representing the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Media Inquiries:
Steve Hansen
Director of Media Relations
shansen@dieselforum.org
301-668-7230

Event: Fueling the Future in a Green Economy

The Diesel Technology Forum is engaged in a variety of events throughout the year ranging from technology displays to speaking engagements to Congressional briefings.

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Did you know?

The only thing wrong with the compression-ignition engine is that it was invented in 1893. If it had been developed by Elon Musk last year, Congress would be drafting legislation requiring every auto maker to offer diesel engines.