Hybrid diesel-electric propulsion cuts fuel use by around 95 percent…
May 11, 2016 | Automotive IQ
Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum – an advocacy group that represents numerous OEMs, automotive suppliers and fuel companies – agrees. The sales success of models like the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel (the USA’s highest-volume diesel vehicle, representing 15-18% of Ram 1500 sales, depending on spec) and the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (about 10% of Grand Cherokees sold, almost 20,000 vehicles in 2015) will likely encourage others into the market, according to Ram, Jeep and Schaeffer. Ford is rumoured to be readying a diesel version of its F-150 pick-up; as the USA’s best selling vehicle, it alone could have a huge impact on US diesel sales.