Diesel Vehicle Options In U.S. Will Double In 2014

In response to gas prices that just won’t go down, automakers have responded with hybrids, electric, and compressed natural gas vehicles. But the gasoline alternative that stands to make the most gains in the next five years are diesels. Next year the number of diesel-powered vehicles set to go on sale will double, with Chrysler and Audi leading the way.

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Study: Diesel Vehicles Have Lower Cost Of Ownership Than Gas Vehicles

A study conducted by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute has shown that over a lifetime of ownership, diesel-fueled vehicles tend to have a lower cost of ownership than conventional gasoline-fueled vehicles.

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Diesel And Hybrid Vehicle Market Growth Outpace Overall US Market

The growth of hybrid and diesel vehicle sales increased significantly over the past couple of years. According to Polk, the number of light-duty hybrid vehicle registrations increased by 34% between 2010 and 2012, and diesel sales are up by 24% to 797,000, from 641,000.

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German Automakers Team Up To Push Clean Diesel

There are two really remarkable differences between the American car culture, and the one in Europe. First and foremost to me is that manual transmissions are still very popular in cars of every class with Europeans. Secondly, about half of new cars sold in Europe come with diesel engines. Now several German automakers are teaming up to help push clean diesel engines here in America.

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