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

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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.

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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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Mercedes-Benz unveiling diesel plug-in hybrid preproduction models at Geneva show

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At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling two new preproduction models that combine the new OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine with the latest-generation 9G-TRONIC 9-speed hybrid transmission. OM 654 diesel. Diesel Hybrids Plug-ins

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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The market share of diesel vehicles fell to 39.5% Diesel continues to decline and its market share fell to 39.5%, with volume falling by a significant 12.8 This was largely caused by falling demand in Germany and the UK, where diesel vehicle registrations decreased by 19.2%

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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.

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JATO: new car CO2 emissions rise for the first time in a decade in Europe; diesel down, gasoline up, SUVs up

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This rise in average CO 2 emissions correlates with a decrease in demand for diesel cars across Europe—which produce lower CO 2 emissions than gasoline cars—and the rising popularity of SUVs, which emit higher average CO 2 emissions of 133.0

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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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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.

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ICCT: decline in diesel sales will have negligible impact on attainment of European CO2 emission standards

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The current decline is ales of diesel light duty vehicle in Europe does not put EU CO 2 targets out of reach of automakers, according to a new analysis by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). The share of diesel vehicles among new car registrations in the EU decreased from a peak of 55% in 2011 to 49% in 2016; recent data suggests that diesel shares continue to fall. For instance, hybrid electric vehicles and diesel cars in the small (e.g.,

2018 69

KOHLER unveils new global emissions platform for KDI diesels

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KOHLER has introduced a new global emissions platform for its award winning KOHLER Direct Injection (KDI) diesel engine line. Diesel Emissions Engines

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Low-Emission Zone now operational in downtown Haifa; Israel’s first; initially targeting heavy diesels

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As of 2 February 2018, polluting heavy diesel vehicles were no longer allowed in downtown Haifa. The LEZ plan is divided into two parts: The first stage, which began 2 February, includes only diesel vehicles weighing more than 3.5 Diesel Emissions Health Heavy-duty Policy Regulations

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Bentley introduces its first diesel: Bentayga Diesel with 48V system & electric supercharger

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Bentley Motors has introduced its first diesel model: the Bentayga Diesel SUV. of torque, the Bentayga Diesel hits a top speed of 270 km/h (168 mph) and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.8 As with all Bentleys, the Bentayga Diesel comes with multi-mode air suspension.

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Ford 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van in US adds diesel option, 4G LTE

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Transit Connect’s new 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine—the only diesel in the segment—is targeted to have an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of at least 30 mpg (7.83 Connected vehicles DieselFord introduced the new 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van.

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T&E concludes that diesel cars emit more CO2 on a full lifecycle basis than gasoline cars

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A new analysis by the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) concludes that diesel cars emit more CO 2 than equivalent cars on a full lifecycle basis—i.e., According to the T&E analysis, an average diesel car produces emits 3.65 Diesel Emissions Engines Lifecycle analysis

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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

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Ford releases fuel economy figures for new F-150 diesel

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Ford has released the fuel economy ratings for the new F150 Powerstroke diesel, and that's the highway rating for the two-wheel drive model. Diesel PickupsA full-sized pickup that can get 30 mpg sounds impressive, and it is. In the city it's rated to get 22 mpg from its turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, and gets a combined rating of 25 mpg in mixed driving.

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Study finds modern diesel cars emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline cars

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A new study by an international team led by researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland has found that modern diesel passenger cars equipped with diesel particulate filters (DPFs) emit fewer carbonaceous particulates than gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Lux Research: question is when--not if--a diesel ban will happen

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Lux Research compiled a non-exhaustive list of major global cities that have either called for a ban or are introducing restrictions to limit the number of diesel vehicles—a step we believes will eventually move towards a ban. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuels Policy Regulations

2017 84

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

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Ford used Convergent Science advanced modeling tool for EcoBlue diesel

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The global automaker Ford used the combustion modelling tool CONVERGE CFD software package from Convergent Science for the development of its new EcoBlue range of high-efficiency diesel engines. Diesel Emissions Engines Simulation

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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.

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ICCT: real-world NOx from Euro 6 diesel passenger cars more than 2x Euro VI diesel trucks

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Currently, NO x emissions of Euro 6 diesel passenger cars under real-world driving conditions are approximately 500 mg/km, as determined by testing carried out by KBA and other European type-approval agencies. —“NO x emissions from heavy-duty and light-duty diesel vehicles in the EU”.

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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.

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Continental Motors Group expands general aviation diesel engine family with new fixed- and rotary-wing variants

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Continental Motors Group is expanding its family of diesel aero engines with the CD-265 and CDR-285 engines. We intend to fulfill this need by offering a complete line of diesel cycle engines, covering all the needs expressed by our clients. EASA Type Certificate for CD-300 Diesel V6.

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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

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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.

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UK auto industry warns anti-diesel agenda and slow uptake of EVs could mean missing 2021 CO2 targets; rising CO2 average in 2017

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The UK automotive industry warned that the current anti-diesel agenda combined with the ongoing slow take-up of electric vehicles could mean industry misses its next round of CO 2 targets in 2021, with negative consequences for the UK’s own climate change goals.

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Orders beginning for Ford F-150 Diesel; best-in-class torque, towing, targeted EPA-est. 30 mpg

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Ford dealers will begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine ( earlier post ) this month. The F-150 Power Stroke diesel features a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg (7.83 —David Ives, Ford diesel engine technical specialist.

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Australian study finds VW diesel using up to 14% more fuel in real world driving after emissions upgrade

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Emissions analysis commissioned by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has found an affected VW diesel vehicle to be using up to 14% more diesel after being recalled for the mandated emissions system fix. Australia Diesel Emissions Fuel Efficiency Regulations

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BMW makes SCR standard on all diesels in future; more models to receive GPF (including i8); new diesel engine for X3

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BMW is making a number of adjustments to its powertrain lineup from spring 2018, including new diesel aftertreatment systems for its smaller diesel models; gasoline particulate filters on more gasoline models; and a new diesel engine for the X3. BMW ensures maximum effective reduction of diesel NO x emissions from its larger vehicles by using an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system. New X3 diesel. Diesel Emissions Engines Transmissions

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Detroit Diesel to pay $28.5M to settle MY 2010 diesel emissions complaint from EPA and DOJ

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Detroit Diesel will pay $28.5 million in a settlement with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for selling heavy-duty diesel engines that were not certified by EPA and did not meet applicable emission standards. Under the settlement, Detroit Diesel will spend $14.5 Detroit Diesel will also pay a $14 million civil penalty. Detroit Diesel Corp.

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BMW defends diesel while pushing electrification

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Nonetheless, says Krüger, “ Future mobility will definitely depend on state-of-the-art diesels as well, because environmental protection has several dimensions: one of them is the fight against climate change. ”. Modern, efficient diesel engines ensure lower CO 2 emissions and therefore make an important contribution to protecting the environment, BMW argues. Diesel Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Vehicle Manufacturers

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Possible retrofits in Germany for dirtiest diesels could cost carmakers more

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These are not good times for the makers or owners of diesel cars, particularly in their European stronghold, where on average half of all new vehicles had been sold with diesel engines. Strict new real-world emission tests have proven hard to meet, consumers are starting to shy away from buying new diesels, and the values of used cars with diesel. Diesels Germany Fuel Economy

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New 1.6L diesel in 2018 Chevrolet Equinox related to Opel’s 1.6L CDTi Whisper Diesel

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The new 1.6-liter diesel engine to be offered in the US in the 2018 Equinox ( earlier post ) is similar to Opel’s 1.6L CDTi Whisper Diesel ( earlier post ) in Europe, and is derived from a common Italian-German-American medium diesel engine design, according to GM. NO x emissions are controlled via a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) after-treatment system that uses urea-based Diesel (Emission) Exhaust Fluid (DEF). Diesel Engines

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CMB launching dual-fuel hydrogen-diesel ship

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Maritime Belge SA (CMB) is launching the Hydroville —the first passenger shuttle that has received a Class approval to burn diesel and hydrogen in its combustion engines. The ship has 12 hydrogen tanks (205 liters @ 200 bar) and two diesel fuel tanks (2x265 liters) for pilot/backup fuel.

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Hurtigruten to contract Rolls-Royce to upgrade nine cruise ships from diesel to hybrid gas power

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The main engines on up to nine cruise ships will switch from diesel to gas power and the upgrade will also include installation of a hybrid battery system. The upgrade will enable the former diesel-powered ships to reduce CO 2 -emissions by at least 25%.

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US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions

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The Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the US Department of Justice (DOJ-ENRD) has filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for using software defeat devices in nearly 104,000 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles (Model Years 2014-2016) with 3.0-liter diesel engines. Subject to the permission of EPA and CARB, FCA US intends to install the same modified emissions software in 2014-2016 MY Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 diesel vehicles.

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Jeep introduces 2018 Wrangler with mild hybrid, diesel options; plug-in hybrid version in 2020

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Jeep unveiled the 2018 Wrangler, with new mild hybrid (eTorque) and diesel options to be available. Diesel Engines Fuel Efficiency Hybrids

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DUH says testing indicates use of defeat device in BMW 320d diesel

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Results of testing on a Euro 6 BMW 320d diesel by the German environmental organization Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), ZDF’s WISO and a software expert point to the use of inadmissible defeat devices, according to DUH. Diesel Emissions Engines Europe Regulations

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