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 growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the largest marine and rail engines, according to Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
Ezra Finkin, director of policy and external relations for the Diesel Technology Forum: "We are excited to see diesel-powered passenger vehicles hit about 3% of state registrations," he said, as people look for improved fuel economy, and predicts that number will reach 7% within eight years. He pointed out that 98% of the medium- and heavy-truck market is diesel powered. "With the first heavy-duty fuel economy/greenhouse gas standards in place this year through 2018 and the administration already thinking about a second rulemaking, I think you're going to see the emissions and fuel economy benefits of diesel increase. Already they're looking to raise that bar using systems such as waste heat recovery and hybridization to boost fuel economy from 10 to 30%."
Chicago, IL – The growing acceptance and adoption of clean diesel systems utilizing Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems (SCR) technology is having a positive impact on reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency across the board from passenger cars to the largest marine and rail engines, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum.
Washington, D.C. – Clean diesel cars were included among the five finalist positions for 2015 “Green Car of the Year®” award with the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel car and the Volkswagen Golf, which offers a new 2.0 liter TDI clean diesel, gasoline and electric engines, being named as finalists today. Since the “Green Car of the Year®”award was created 10 years ago, clean diesels have had 10 finalists and two winners, with the Volkswagen Jetta TDI clean diesel winning in 2009 and the Audi A3 TDI clean diesel winning in 2010.