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.
Diesel engines typically deliver 20 to 40 percent higher mileage compared with gasoline equivalents, and diesel models retain a higher resale value -- helping to offset the initial cost. Such logic has kept diesel sales rising even as falling gasoline prices make such cost comparisons more difficult. The Diesel Technology Forum, a trade group, released new numbers yesterday showing that registrations of diesel cars and SUVs rose 13.5 percent in 2014 over a year earlier.
TOKYO -- Vehicles with diesel engines accounted for more than half of passenger cars sold by Mazda Motor in the domestic market last month, a first for the Japanese automaker. This marks the first time since 2000 that diesels made up a majority of cars sold by any Japanese automaker.
Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. advances efforts to increase passenger car mileage and decrease Greenhouse Gas emissions in the coming years, advanced clean diesel vehicles can play a key role in achieving efficiency and environmental gains providing new government policies don’t hinder current or future technological advances, an industry panel said Wednesday during a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing entitled - “Driving the Future: Technologies are ready to meet future fuel economy and clean air goals; what about policies?” – was hosted by the nonprofit associations Diesel Technology Forum and U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars.
Washington, D.C. – With increasingly stringent fuel economy requirements that will be mandated in the U.S. in the near future, automobile and engine manufacturers from all over the globe are introducing more fuel efficient technology options, including clean diesel choices, into their line-ups. The potential for the United States to be an emerging market for clean diesel vehicles and the many economic and clean air benefits of the new technology will the focus of a Congressional briefing and luncheon on Wednesday, March 11th. This Capitol Hill event is being sponsored by: - The Diesel Technology Forum - The U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars