Bosch and Weichai Power boost efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from 46% to 50%

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Bosch and Weichai Power have increased the efficiency of Weichai truck diesel engines from their current level of roughly 46% to 50%. Even though the diesel engine is nearly 130 years old, its development continues. China Diesel Engines Heavy-duty Market Background

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Mercedes-Benz Vans introduces 2.0L diesel Cargo Sprinter for US

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Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine for the Sprinter Cargo Van. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel Cargo variant will join the versatile Sprinter lineup in the US market that includes the 3.0-liter 6-cylinder turbo diesel Cargo, Crew, Passenger and Cab Chassis, and the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline Passenger, Crew and Cargo variants. The new 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel Cargo Van will be arriving in dealerships late 2020.

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European car market logs best year for alternative fueled vehicles, lowest diesel share since 2001

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The European car market remained stable during 2018, as 15.6 It was the best result since 2007, when the market peaked with 16.02 Strong results in Q2, where the market was up by 4.8%, and Q3, where the market was up by 1.1%, were enough to offset the large decline posted in Q4, where the market dropped by 7.5% Globally, Europe was the world’s third-largest car market behind China and the US. market share. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Sales

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Global Clean Energy buys Bakersfield refinery for $40M, converting to produce renewable diesel

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Historically, the refinery has produced diesel from crude oil and has a capacity of 70,000 barrels per day. GCEH will immediately commence retooling the refinery to produce renewable diesel from organic feedstocks such as vegetable oils. The facility, when repurposed as a renewable fuels refinery, will vertically integrate to produce renewable diesel from various feedstocks, including GCEH’s patented proprietary fallow land crop varieties of camelina.

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How Would You Market VW Out Of Its Diesel-Emission Scandal? NPR Suggests Tactics

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The carmaker continues to feel the fallout from an ongoing emissions-cheating scandal, with no plan yet revealed to fix the 482,000 diesel cars confirmed to have "defeat device" software. Marketing Volkswagen diesel scandalThe past two months haven't been easy for Volkswagen, to say the least.

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Diesel and gasoline prices drop in early 2020, but diesel drops substantially less

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Although both diesel and gasoline are made from oil, the trends in their prices do not always go in parallel. While personal driving (which uses primarily gasoline) is down greatly because of various stay-at-home mandates, commercial truck transport (which uses primarily diesel) has been substantially less affected. 2 diesel and regular gasoline) came from the U.S. During the first 17 weeks of 2020, the price of diesel decreased by 20.9% (from $3.079 to $2.437).

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Mercedes-Benz Vans shows pickup truck concepts; market launch in late 2017; diesel V6

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Daimler AG will make investments in the high nine figures (euro) in the new model series by the time of the market launch. The key markets will be Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand, and Europe. The top-of-the-line model will be powered by a V6 diesel in combination with 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive. Production for the European, Australian and South African markets will start at the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, in 2017.

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ExxonMobil to buy 2.5M barrels of renewable diesel per year for 5 years from Global Clean Energy

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million barrels of renewable diesel per year for five years from a converted California refinery starting in 2022. million barrels per day of heating oils, kerosene and diesel oils. Following scheduled production startup in 2022, ExxonMobil plans to distribute the renewable diesel within California and potentially to other domestic and international markets. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels Market Background

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German automotive companies launch “clean-diesel” marketing campaign in US

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Six German automotive companies—passenger car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen, and the supplier Bosch— launched their first joint campaign for diesels in the US. Under the slogan “Clean Diesel. they will argue for the advantages of modern diesel passenger car technology over gasoline engines in terms of cleanliness, consumption and performance. Diesel Engines Market Background Sales

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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 European car market recorded its best H1 performance of the century, with 8.6 Despite uncertainty in the UK, where the market was down 6.3% on H1 2017, the growth recorded in Germany, France and Spain allowed the overall market to keep growing. It was certainly a good first half for the European market and this is due to the choice that consumers now have. The diesel decline continued during the first six months of 2018, as registrations were down by 17%.

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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% compared to the same month last year, meaning SUVs accounted for 33% of the total market in February. This growth can be attributed to key markets such as Germany, Spain and France, as well as five other markets (Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Estonia and Luxembourg), which posted double digit growth. However, the performances of these markets offset volume declines in 13 other European markets.

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ACEA: plug-in vehicles take 6.8% market share in Europe in Q1 2020; HEVs at 9.4%

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In the first quarter of 2020, the electrically-chargeable vehicle segment in Europe significantly increased its market share, rising to 6.8% (from 2.5% By contrast, demand for diesel and gasoline vehicles tumbled dramatically, although gasoline-powered cars still account for more than half of the EU market, according to the European Association of Automobile Manufacturers (ACEA). Gasoline and diesel cars. Diesel now holds a market share of 29.9% (down from 33.2%

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Sweden launches inquiry on how to ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars and phase-out fossil fuels

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The Government of Sweden has launched a study to offer proposals on how to implement a ban on sales of new gasoline and diesel cars, and the timeline for the phase-out of fossil fuels. Diesel Emissions Engines Fuels Market Background RegulationsThe final report is to be presented by 1 February 2021. Sven Hunhammar will chair the inquiry. Hunhammar holds a Master’s degree in engineering and a doctorate in natural resource management.

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ICCT: European cities driving diesel out of the market

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According to a recent analysis of European diesel sales by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), European cities are setting the tone in the diesel debate. Specifically, policy announcements from major cities have raised doubts about being unable to drive a diesel in important urban areas. This is creating doubt about the resale value of diesel cars and curbing consumers’ appetite for diesel technology, the ICCT analysts said.

2017 65

European commissioner warns against cities' diesel bans, fears market collapse

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The warning came even before last week's plans for updates to 9 million European diesel cars by German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz were announced. In a letter sent to the transport ministers of European Union countries, EU industry commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska warned that proposed bans on diesel cars in European cities could backfire.

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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. The combination of diesel engine and electric motor offers outstanding motoring comfort, exceptional pulling power and high efficiency thanks to the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed hybrid transmission. Diesel Engines Hybrids Plug-ins

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Daimler reaches agreements in principle to settle regulatory ($1.5B) and civil ($700M) proceedings in the US regarding diesel emissions

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Daimler AG and its subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA LLC (MBUSA) have reached an agreement in principle with US authorities to settle civil and environmental claims regarding emission control systems of approximately 250,000 diesel passenger cars and vans in the United States. With the proposed settlements, the company takes an important step towards legal certainty with respect to various diesel proceedings in the United States.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month. Registrations fell in all 27 markets, but with varying severity. Markets were significantly hit in Italy, France, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal, where the combined volume fell from 634,600 units in March 2019 to 161,800 units last month.

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IEA: global oil demand to decline in 2020 as coronavirus weighs on markets

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Global oil demand is expected to decline in 2020 as the impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads around the world, constricting travel and broader economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest oil market forecast. While the repercussions of the virus are spreading to other parts of the world, what happens in China will have major implications for global energy and oil markets. The impact of the coronavirus on oil markets may be temporary.

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New EV market share in Europe hits 7.2% in Q2 2020, up from 2.4% in same period last year

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In the second quarter of 2020, the market share of electrically-chargeable vehicles increased to 7.2% The number of diesel cars registered in the European Union over the second quarter of the year fell by 53.4% This represents a market share of 29.4%, down from 32% in 2019.

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GM Defense awarded $214.3M contract to produce Army’s Infantry Squad Vehicle; based on 2020 Colorado with 2.8L diesel

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Duramax turbo-diesel engine, and six-speed automatic transmission. Diesel Market Background Vehicle ManufacturersThe US Army Contracting Command–Detroit Arsenal announced that GM Defense LLC , a subsidiary of General Motors, has been awarded the production contract to build, field and sustain the Army’s new Infantry Squad Vehicle (ISV). The total production ISV contract award value is $214.3 million to procure the initial Army Procurement Objective of 649.

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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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Punch Group acquires GM propulsion engineering center in Turin; global center of excellence for diesel

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Since 2005, Turin has served as a global center of excellence for diesel propulsion systems and electronics for GM. The GM Powertrain Engineering Development Center in Turin, Italy was the project leader for the US Chevrolet Cruze diesel and was the engineering center responsible for the engineering for the majority of the millions of small-displacement GM diesel engines sold throughout the world. Diesel Engines Europe Market Background Vehicle Manufacturers

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Bosch overview of global diesel markets; optimistic about US, China

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Bosch, a leading supplier of technology for diesel engines, recently provided an overview of trends it sees in the diesel engine marketplace globally. In addition to the ongoing strength in the European market and India (the second-largest diesel market after Europe, Bosch sees potential strength in North America and China. Because diesel vehicles already account for a high share of the European market, opportunities for growth are correspondingly moderate.

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JATO: Euro car market drops 7.9% in June; SUV demand slows; Tesla posts highest market share gain

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The European car market dropped in June 2019 as 1.49 It was the biggest monthly drop so far in 2019, as only four out of the 27 markets included in JATO’s analysis posted growth but counted for a marginal 2.6% We continue to see a repeat of the same pattern: lower consumer confidence is mostly affecting diesel car registrations, which used to dominate the European landscape. The results of diesel and electric vehicles contrast heavily across Europe.

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JATO: new diesel car volume in Europe in October dropped 9.9%; 41.4% market share lowest in 10 years

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of the market—an increase in market share of 5.1 In contrast, demand for diesel vehicles declined, with 498,500 units registered, a decline in volume of 9.9%. of the total market, the lowest market share for October in the last ten years. In contrast, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) reported the second highest market share ever recorded in October 2017, with 66,000 electric and hybrid vehicles registered. of the market. Diesel Europe Sales

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New catalytic process turns renewable and waste carbon into cleaner, high-performance diesel biofuel blendstock

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Researchers used reductive etherification chemistry to convert alcohol and ketone substrates derived from microbial carboxylic acids into an ether bioblendstock for use when blended into conventional diesel fuel. Bio-hydrocarbons Co-Optima Diesel Fuels

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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.

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UK market sees first decline in alternatively fueled vehicle sales in 27 months in June

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as ongoing confusion over low emission zones and diesel, the removal of key ultra low emission vehicle incentives and an overall decline in buyer confidence affected the market. of the market. respectively, but this was not enough to offset the continuing decline of diesel, which fell for the 27 th month in a row (-20.5%). Diesel Electric (Battery) Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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Australian company introducing on-board hydrogen electrolysis unit to reduce diesel consumption and emissions

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The independent testing on a generator showed the unit reduced diesel consumption in the range of 5–13%, lowered diesel particulate matter emissions by 25–80% and removed 7–25% of carbon monoxide. HYDI Managing Director John Wilson said other hydrogen systems on the market used electrolytes or alkaline solutions that were potentially volatile and raised safety concerns with operators. Diesel Fuel Efficiency Heavy-duty Hydrogen Hydrogen Production

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Diesels to lose two-thirds of current market share in 10 years: report

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Take, for example, an investment note on the auto-parts supplier Continental contained in a roundup of industry research, market analysis, and news items issued yesterday by investment bank UBS. It contains the prediction that diesel engines' share of the global. Sometimes interesting predictions come buried inside a completely different topic.

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GM begins market positioning for Cruze Diesel in 2013; small displacement diesels to “fill an important niche”

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turbodiesel engine on Cruze—one of the top-selling gasoline-powered cars in the US in 2011 and General Motors’ best-selling model globally—will establish Chevrolet as the only domestic automaker offering an American-manufactured diesel-powered compact car with a European-American developed engine. Diesel car sales, which account for 3% of US sales today, are trending up, having jumped 35% in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

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VW e-Golf up, diesels down, Ioniq marketing, smelly electric vehicle: Today's Car News

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Today, we've got Volkswagen stories with and without diesels, some innovative Ioniq Electric marketing in California, and an electric vehicle that truly stinks. All this and more on Green Car Reports. It's rare for carmakers to remove features from new models, but that's exactly what Tesla did last month for the Model S and Model X. We look at. Today in Car News

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Nextchem and Saola Energy partner to deliver renewable diesel technology

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NextChem, an Italian renewable energy technology company, is partnering with Kansas-based Saola Energy to support the production of renewable diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats. Saola Energy’s patented technology consists of a hydrotreatment step followed by isomerization to produce high-quality Renewable Diesel fuel from oils and residual fats. Renewable diesel commands a substantial premium over biodiesel. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels

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Eaton and Cummins Westport launch first automated transmission/natural gas engine package for N.A. Market; expanding SmartAdvantage diesel packages

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and Westport Innovations (NASDAQ: WPRT/TSX: WPT), are introducing an integrated powertrain package for the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine that will provide customers with the first automated transmission to be paired with a spark-ignited natural gas engine in the North American market. Diesel Engines Heavy-duty Natural Gas ISXG12 G paired with UltraShift PLUS. Click to enlarge. Eaton and Cummins Westport, a joint-venture company of Cummins Inc.

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Diesel market share in Europe drops below 50%; offset by increased gasoline engine sales; implications for climate targets

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Diesel’s market share in the EU-15 fell from 50.2% In absolute numbers, 152,323 fewer diesel cars were sold. For the first time since 2009, gasoline vehicles have overtaken diesel to become the most sold car type in the EU-15. of total car sales (a market share which remains stable), hybrids for 2.6%, and cars powered by propane or natural gas for 1.3%. Diesel Europe Hybridsto 46.3%

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EIA: Renewable diesel increasingly used to meet California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard; 10.1% of total diesel supplied in 2Q18

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Renewable diesel net supply to California’s fuel market has increased since the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program went into effect in 2011, reaching 100 million gallons during the second quarter of 2018, or 10.1% of the total diesel supplied to California that quarter, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Ultra-low sulfur diesel, which accounts for most of the diesel supplied in California, has a carbon intensity of 102 gCO 2 e/MJ.

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Eberspächer introducing diesel fuel-cell APU at IAA; planned market introduction in US in 2017

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Basic elements and operating principle of the diesel fuel-cell APU. At the upcoming IAA in Hanover, automotive supplier Eberspächer is presenting a fuel-cell APU (auxiliary power unit) for commercial trucks that converts diesel efficiently to electricity and thereby supplies the required power to all on-board consumer components such as the air-conditioning system or the refrigerator units. Diesel Fuel Cells Heavy-duty

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JATO: 2018 record year for EVs; sales up 74% to 1.26M units; overall market stable, as SUVs rule

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It was one of the highest increases among all car categories on the global market, which can be explained by several factors, JATO said. The diesel crisis in Europe also helped to raise awareness among consumers about the benefits of driving electric. Overall, 2018 marked a somewhat challenging year for the global car market, as sales fell for the first time since 2009, logging 86.01 The dip in the Chinese market had ramifications upon the rest of the global market in 2018.

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NJ boosts gasoline tax 22.5% to $0.507/gallon effective 1 October, diesel to $0.577

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from March to May, while diesel fuel consumption declined by 16.5%. Consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel continues to be depressed as many people continue to work from home and limit extracurricular activity. Due to the formula explicitly outlined in the law, the PPGR tax rate on gasoline and diesel fuel will increase on 1 October 2020 from $0.309 to $0.402 for gasoline and from $0.349 to $0.442 for diesel fuel. Fuels Market Background Regulations

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More Mercedes-Benz Diesels Coming To U.S. Market?

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Mercedes-Benz announced its first four-cylinder diesel in the U.S. market with the 2013 GLK, and if buyers take to it the way Mercedes is hoping, it may not be the last model to adopt the four-pot diesel. Previously the company has sold five- and six-cylinder diesels in the U.S. market, but the 2.1 BlueTEC found in the GLK will be the firm's first

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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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Cleaning up diesel too costly for mass market, Renault says, as real-world testing looms

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Since the news of Volkswagen's illegal "defeat device" software in TDI diesel cars broke almost a year ago, the future of diesel cars has been the topic of much discussion. But the makings of diesel's demise may have been building even before the VW diesel emissions scandal began. Carmakers have known about tightening emissions standards for some. Europe emissions Renault

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