Porsche officially drops diesel for future models

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On Sunday, Porsche AG announced that it will in the future no longer offer diesel-powered models. Demand for diesel models, on the other hand, is dropping. In 2017, the diesel share of worldwide Porsches was 12%. Porsche has not had a diesel in its portfolio since February of this year. Due to this change in conditions, the company has decided to no longer offer diesel propulsion in future. Porsche is not demonizing diesel.

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Euglena completes demo-scale algae biorefinery for renewable jet and diesel

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Japan-based biotechnology company euglena ( earlier post ) has completed the construction of its demonstration-scale biorefinery in Yokohama for the production of renewable jet and diesel fuels from algae and waste oil. Algae Algal Fuels Aviation Bio-hydrocarbons Biorefinery Diesel Japan

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California trucking firm switches fleet of 600+ trucks to Neste renewable diesel

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Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel produced from 100% renewable and sustainable raw materials, primarily wastes and residues. million tons, Neste is responsible for the majority of total renewable diesel production globally.

2018 84

VW, Mercedes-Benz agree to fix diesels in Germany

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Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz have each agreed to spend up to $3,430 to update each of the older diesel cars they sold in Germany with new emissions systems that comply with regulations, Reuters reported Thursday. Volkswagen diesel scandalThe German agreement mirrors one in the U.S. in which Volkswagen paid owners between $5,000 and $10,000 in addition to the cost of.

2018 45

Renewable Energy Group launches REG Ultra Clean Diesel; blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel

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Renewable Energy Group launched REG Ultra Clean Diesel, at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach. REG Ultra Clean Diesel, among the lowest emission diesel fuels on the market today, is a patent-pending fuel made of a proprietary blend of renewable diesel and biodiesel.

2018 86

Cummins unveils next-gen emissions control concept for diesel at IAA Commercial Vehicles

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Other innovative technologies under development by Cummins to reduce friction and parasitic losses will also continue to make the diesel engine even more productive and energy efficient. Diesel Emissions

2018 122

US EPA awards $9.6M in DERA grants to reduce harmful diesel emissions in California

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million in Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grants to public and private partners in California. The funds will be used to retrofit and replace old, polluting diesel vehicles and equipment, including school buses, heavy-duty trucks, tractors and port equipment. City of Los Angeles Harbor Department (LAHD), Port of Los Angeles received $279,750 to replace four older Tier 2 diesel engines on two tugboats operating in San Pedro Bay, with cleaner Tier 4 engines.

2018 92

Volkswagen Group rolls out diesel swapping program throughout Germany

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The Volkswagen Group rolled out a new diesel swapping program in Germany. Environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles of any make are again being offered by some of the Group’s brands throughout Germany. These premiums will be paid in addition to the vehicle’s residual value when trading in a Euro-4 or Euro-5 diesel vehicle of any make. million low-emission new Euro-6 diesel vehicles took to the roads in Germany, replacing old vehicles.

2018 66

Renault Trucks Optifuel Lab 3 aims to reduce heavy-duty diesel truck fuel consumption by 13%

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Renault Trucks is continuing its research into improving the energy efficiency of diesel trucks. Diesel Fuel Efficiency Heavy-dutyEarlier post.)

2018 118

Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

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Transit Connect Taxi , when equipped with available 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine, is targeted to return an EPA-estimated Highway rating of at least 30 mpg. The 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel on 2019 Transit Connect will be available to order soon. Diesel Hybrids

2018 102

Cummins issues diesel emissions recall larger than VW's

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Diesel-engine giant Cummins agreed this week to the largest diesel recall in the history of the EPA, according to a Reuters report. The recall affects about 500,000 medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines in vehicles produced between 2010 and 2015. DieselsThe engines were installed in everything from big rigs to so-called "vocational trucks," such as.

2018 64

Kia upgraded 2018 Sportage features new 1.6L diesel, 2.0L diesel 48V mild-hybrid technology

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Kia Motors’ upgraded 2018 Kia Sportage ( earlier post ), the brand’s global best-selling vehicle, offers a 2.0-liter diesel engine now available with Kia’s new eight-speed automatic transmission, and—in certain markets—48-volt mild-hybrid power ( earlier post ).

2018 78

DARPA awards additional $2.5M to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype

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to LiquidPiston for development of 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype. million to continue development of its 30kW X4 rotary diesel engine prototype, bringing DARPA’s total funding of the engine technology to $6M. Diesel Engines Fuel EfficiencyDARPA awards additional $2.5M

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Mazda gets California approval for CX-5 diesel

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In response to our story earlier this month about why Mazda's promised diesel engine for the CX-5 still hasn't made it to the U.S. market, reader sent in evidence that the diesel has just been certified for sale (PDF) in California starting Apr. DieselsDedicated Green Car Reports readers keep us going. While that doesn't guarantee that Mazda will.

2018 63

Kia unveils upgraded Sportage with diesel 48V mild-hybrid powertrain

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The Sportage’s advanced new EcoDynamic+ 48V diesel mild-hybrid powertrain ( earlier post ) is the first to be launched as part of the brand’s global powertrain electrification strategy. 48V Diesel Hybrids

2018 90

Mercedes-Benz gets its own diesel emission cheating questions now

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models of Mercedes-Benz sold with diesel engines have found software, possibly illegal under EPA rules, that helped them pass emission tests. Such software may be similar to that notoriously used in 580,000 vehicles sold by VW, Audi, and Porsche from 2009 through 2015 in what became the Volkswagen diesel emission. Diesels emissions EPA Daimler Volkswagen diesel scandalInvestigators probing U.S.

2018 63

Latest generation diesels power 36% of US commercial trucks

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Thirty-six percent of all commercial diesel trucks on US roads are now powered by the newest generation of diesel technologies (MY 2011 and newer), up from 30% in 2016 and 25.7% in 2015, according to analysis by the Diesel Technology Forum of operation data from 2017 of vehicles (GVW 3-8) provided by IHS Markit. Some states have the new diesel technology in more than two-thirds of their fleets. increase in savings, despite higher average diesel prices.

2018 66

Reports of diesel's death are greatly exaggerated

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The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal has cost the fuel plenty of not-so-great headlines, but the idea that diesel will soon die off entirely for passenger vehicles simply isn't true. A report in The Car Connection compiled the proof to show diesel is far from its deathbed. There remain more diesel vehicles on sale today than there have. Diesels diesel fuel

2017 61

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

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VW's diesel scandal is far from over. German authorities cited concerns that Stadler could obstruct their ongoing investigation into the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Volkswagen diesel scandalIn the latest move on the political chessboard, German authorities arrested the head of VW's luxury division Audi at his home Monday morning according to a Reuters report.

2018 66

Algae blooms could be a boon for eco-diesel under DOE-funded project

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Diesel biodiesel youtubeAlgae-based biodiesel has been hyped in the past as a renewable fuel that can be produced here in the U.S., lowering greenhouse-gas emissions without displacing food crops or taxing water supplies. And yet it still hasn’t arrived in any significant way.

2018 79

Mercedes-Benz bringing series of 3rd-generation plug-in hybrids to market; EQ Power, gasoline or diesel; C-, E- and S-Class

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kWh battery in the hybrid vehicles is paired with either a gasoline engine or, for the first time, a diesel engine. It is combined with the OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine for the first time in the C-Class. Diesel Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

2018 127

EPA reinstates limitations on dirty diesel glider trucks

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Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler put the brakes on his predecessor's decision to not enforce an Obama-era rule on dirty diesel big-rigs. Diesels TrucksIn a reversal of its reversal, the EPA said Thursday that it would enforce limits on dirty "glider" trucks after all. CHECK OUT: States join to halt EPA's reversal on "glider" semi trucks Glider trucks are.

2018 63

Audi to pay $927 million fine over diesel scandal in Germany

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Audi agreed on Tuesday to pay a $928 million fine to put the diesel emissions-cheating scandal behind it in its home country, Germany. The 800 million Euro fine to German authorities, consists of $923 million (795 million Euros) in profits the company made selling diesels that didn't comply with emissions standards plus the maximum fine of $5.8. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2018 54

BMW recalling 44,000 diesel vehicles for fire risk

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BMW has announced an expanded recall effort over the possibility of fire in recent-model-year vehicles equipped with a diesel engine. DieselsThe issue, which now potentially affects 1.6 million vehicles worldwide, concerns an issue in which coolant (glycol) leakage from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system cooler could combine with “typical.

2018 44

Toyota phasing out diesel in passenger cars in Europe, keeping diesel for commercial vehicles

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Buoyed by strong European customer demand for hybrid versions on its core models, Toyota will phase out diesel engines from all its passenger cars in 2018. In contrast, Toyota’s diesel mix on passenger cars was less than 10% in 2017. However, Toyota will continue to offer diesel engines in commercial vehicles (Hilux, Proace and Land Cruiser) to meet customer needs. Toyota’s HEV mix in passenger cars already equalled our diesel mix in 2015. Diesel Europe Hybrids

2018 69

CA should use VW mitigation funds for cleaner diesel trucks to cut NOx: diesel lobbying group

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California is set to receive a lump sum of funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust following its diesel emission scandal. One diesel lobbying group believes. Diesel emissions Trucks California Volkswagen diesel scandalWith $423 million at the state's discretion, groups are lobbying hard to ensure the funds are used to have an immediate and positive impact on the environment and air quality.

2017 58

Volkswagen fires six managers over diesel emissions cheating

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Volkswagen plans to fire six engineers and managers implicated in the diesel emissions scandal, German media reports noted Wednesday. DieselsThe dismissals are because prosecutors have recently unsealed evidence of the employees' involvement in the wide-ranging Volkswagen scandal, according to a report by The Associated Press. German prosecutors have.

2018 56

VW CEO: European subsidies for diesel should end

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One of the most powerful automotive CEOs in the industry at a company that once found monumental success in diesel-powered cars has delivered a commandment to European governments from atop his throne in Wolfsburg. Thou shalt not subsidize diesel. Diesel Europe government Germany Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 62

NYC to use REG renewable diesel in more than 1,000 city vehicles, including many sanitation trucks

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The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) will, for the first time, use renewable diesel, a low-emissions, 99% petroleum-free fuel, to power more than 1,000 City government vehicles, including in large vehicles such as sanitation trucks.

2018 93

Final deadline for VW TDI diesel settlement

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That's all the time owners of 2.0-liter diesel VWs have to file claims to receive a large financial settlement and to have their cars repaired to meet emissions standards. emissions Fuel Economy Volkswagen diesel scandalTwo more days. TDI owners have had plenty of notice to file paperwork to receive a financial settlement to replace or fix their cars, yet the latest report from the class action.

2018 46

Auburn University leads $2M DOE Co-Optima project to evaluate renewable butyl acetate as diesel fuel additive

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Auburn University researchers are leading a $2-million US Department of Energy Co-Optima project ( earlier post ) that will evaluate renewable butyl acetate (BA) as a bio-based fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel to reduce soot and greenhouse gas emissions and yield cleaner engine operation in cold-weather conditions. We anticipate that adding BA to diesel fuel will reduce pollutants and costs associated with meeting environmental regulations.

2018 79

Those fuel-efficient diesels? Actually worse on lifetime CO2, study says

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Diesel-powered cars have enjoyed a comfortable market share in Europe for decades, but their decline in popularity continues following numerous diesel-emission cheating scandals and regulatory crackdowns. As if diesel cars hadn't already had enough negative press, a new study says "fuel-efficient" diesel vehicles actually produce more lifetime. Diesel Europe Diesels emissions EU Vehicle Testing

2017 65

Copenhagen mayor proposes banning new diesel cars

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Copenhagen's mayor wants to deal a major blow to diesel-fueled cars—but not trucks. Frank Jensen, the city's mayor, says that he will propose legislation to ban new diesel cars from entering the Danish capital by January 1, 2019. Diesel Europe DenmarkJensen's plan would not apply to vehicles bought and registered prior to the close of 2018, and it appears to.

2017 62

Argonne LCA finds renewable diesel from algae fractionation has 63-68% lower GHG than petroleum diesel

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A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63%–68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel.

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BMW drops diesels in favor of plug-in hybrids

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BMW is the latest automaker to eliminate diesels from its lineup and focus on plug-in hybrids and electric cars. A BMW spokesman told Green Car Reports on Tuesday that it will drop diesels from its lineup for 2019. We're putting all our eggs in the PHEV basket," said BMW spokesman Alexander Schmuck. BMW currently sells five plug-in hybrid models. Plug-In Hybrids

2018 87

Gauging VW's progress on second diesel-settlement anniversary

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Thursday marks the second anniversary of the VW dieselgate settlement, representing almost half a million consumers who bought various models of VW TDI diesel cars and SUVs that failed to comply with federal or California emissions requirements. Volkswagen diesel scandal

2018 58

Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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The diesel crisis certainly affected the speed of growth in the market, but consumers are overcoming this by turning to more attractive gasoline and AFV solutions. The diesel decline continued during the first six months of 2018, as registrations were down by 17%.

2018 104

Rome joins European ban-diesel bandwagon after German court ruling

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Two weeks ago, the mayor of Rome announced on her Facebook page that the city would ban diesel cars altogether by 2024. It's not clear whether the ban applies solely to the older, most-polluting diesels as it does already in Paris, or to any vehicle with a diesel engine. Diesels emissions Italy Germany Rome nitrogen oxides air pollutionFirst Paris, then a pair of German cities, and now the Eternal City.

2018 61

ARB study compares in-use NOx emissions from diesel, hydraulic hybrid diesel and LNG refuse trucks

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A team from the California Air Resources Board (ARB), in partnership with the City of Sacramento, has characterized the in-use emissions from model year (MY) 2010 or newer diesel, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydraulic hybrid diesel engines during real-world refuse truck operation. The ARB team also showed that the brake-specific NO x emissions from the conventional diesel engines were significantly higher despite the exhaust temperature being high enough for proper SCR function.

2017 78

Renault & partners show research prototypes: 2-cyl. 2-stroke diesel, 48V mild-hybrid diesel, delivery EV

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POWERFUL two-cylinder, two-stroke diesel. HYDIVU is a 48V mild-hybrid diesel solution to bring down consumption and emissions in LCVs. 48V mild-hybrid diesel LCV Click to enlarge. POWERFUL two-stroke diesel. Diesel Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids

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Audi presents results of diesel assessment to KBA

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That was our ambition, because we have ultimately unsettled and disappointed many of our customers through the diesel crisis. Schot took over the top spot on 19 June after Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was taken into custody over the diesel affair at the request of the Munich II Public Prosecutor’s Office on 18 June.). For every single diesel engine, we had to delve deep into the software codes in order to examine even peripheral areas of the driving profile.

2018 66

Fiat Chrysler to phase out diesels in its passenger cars in EMEA by 2021; electrification roadmap

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Fiat Chrysler will phase out diesel engines in its passenger cars sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market by 2021, according to company executives presenting at FCA Capital Markets day in Balocco, Italy. 48V Diesel Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Vehicle Manufacturers

2018 90

Ford’s redesigned Transit Connect Wagon gets 1.5L EcoBlue diesel option in US

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The wagon, which comes in 5- or 7-passenger models, offers a choice between a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with direct injection with Auto Start-Stop as standard equipment, or the new 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel, both paired with a new 8-speed automatic.

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