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.
A first-of-its-kind study examining the efficacy of post-2007 diesel emissions control technologies meeting federal regulations has found zero incidence of cancerous lung tumors in rats subjected to diesel exhaust. The implications of the Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES) by the by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) are that humans have much less to worry about with new or retrofitted diesel engines. The study also documents other positive ramifications for human health compared to what would be expected with pre-2007 tech diesel engines.
Green Car Journal has named the Jeep® Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel its 2015 Green SUV of the Year™. The announcement was made today at the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. "The Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel delivers what today's drivers really want in an efficient SUV," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. "It offers a do-everything nature with exceptional comfort, power, functionality and driving range, plus surprising efficiency that delivers lower environmental impact."
Washington, D.C. – The clean air benefits from new technology clean diesel engines and the importance of efforts to accelerate the modernizing or upgrading of existing vehicles and equipment will be important in meeting any future clean air standards, officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were told today. The comments from Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum, came this afternoon during the first of three national hearings being conducted by EPA regarding proposed updates to the national air quality standards for ground-level ozone (smog)
“The significance of this study and its conclusions cannot be overstated,” said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “The results of this new study verify the environmental benefits of the new clean diesel technology, which have near-zero emissions for nitrogen oxides (NOx), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matter (PM). And while this study focused on heavy duty truck emissions, the new clean diesel technology has the potential for impacting all sectors, including passenger cars, agriculture, construction, maritime and transportation."