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April 23, 2021   |  


Diesel Powertrains will Reduce CO2 Quicker than BEVs, Forum Claims

Switching diesel vehicles to low carbon biofuels will reduce transportation CO2 emissions far quicker that a switch to BEVs.

That’s the claim by US lobby group, the Diesel Technology Forum, which backs up the assertion quoting data gathered in California. In a statement released to media, it said in 2019, California’s use of biodiesel and renewable diesel fuels eliminated 6.6M tons of CO2 while the use of electric cars and trucks in the state resulted in just 2.7M tons of CO2 reduction, almost one third of the emissions reductions delivered by diesel engines using biodiesel fuels.

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