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"There’s a simple reason that technologies and fuels like diesel are still predominant today after many decades - they work. Diesel provides an unmatched combination of efficiency, power and many other attributes that have withstood the test of time."

Diesel Technology Forum Executive Director Allen Schaeffer



From Coast to Coast, Public Transit Agencies Continue to Choose Clean Diesel & Diesel-Electric Hybrid Buses Over Other Alternatives
January 15, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – New orders of clean diesel and diesel-electric hybrid buses by transit agencies in major communities like San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, and New York over the past year are a strong indication that clean diesel technology is still the all-around best choice for public transportation according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.

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Tomorrow’s Clean Vehicles, Today: Cars and trucks are already meeting—and beating—future fuel economy standards
May 25, 2015 // Union of Concerned Scientists

Diesel vehicles use a more energy-dense fuel and a different combustion cycle than a gasoline engine that, together, lead to improved fuel efficiency. New advances in pollution-control methods have made the pollution from diesel vehicles comparable with gasoline vehicles, and many manufacturers are now deploying diesel vehicles to reduce fuel use.

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze
New Chevrolet Cruze Diesel offers economical cruising
May 25, 2015 // WTOP Radio (Washington DC)

I would have liked to sample the Diesel Cruze for a year to see if I could top the highway mpg score of my own Cruze, which was 50.2 mpg over 50 miles. The Cruze Diesel did the same 50 miles at 58.6 mpg and I didn’t even try like I had to with my Cruze Eco. Over the entire week and 454 miles, I averaged 44.1 mpg with a bit more highway than city driving. The sticker says 27 mpg city and 46 mpg highway, and 33 combined, so it was easy to beat what the sticker says.

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RECENT PRESS RELEASESmore press releases
Hurricane-preparedness
June 1 is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Are you ready?
May 27, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

We're proud of the role diesel equipment plays in America's emergency response programs. From powering the backup generators that give hospitals and operating rooms electricity within 10 seconds of a blackout to powering disaster-relief vehicles, diesel is a key player in protecting our public health and safety.

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New Environmental Study Urges “Caution” for Policymakers Considering Replacing Clean Diesel Trucks With Natural Gas Vehicles
May 19, 2015 // Diesel Technology Forum

Washington, D.C. – A new study published today said that switching from diesel to natural gas in heavy-duty trucks could worsen and accelerate negative climate impacts unless methane leakage can be lowered. The study also outlined the need for increased data and new policies to lower methane leakage in order for natural gas heavy duty trucks to have a possible environmental advantage over new and future clean diesel trucks.

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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.