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.,

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EIA projects US renewable diesel supply to surpass biodiesel in the near term but remain small part of larger diesel market

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In its Annual Energy Outlook 2022 (AEO2022) Reference case, which reflects current laws and regulations, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that renewable diesel supply (domestic production and net imports) will exceed biodiesel supply in the near term.

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Mercedes begins sales of new 6-cylinder GLE diesel; first SUV in its class to meet Euro 6d

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Mercedes-Benz has begun sales of two diesel models of the new GLE SUV which already comply with the coming Euro 6d emissions standard. The OM 656 six-cylinder diesel engine comes with 243 kW (330 hp) and 700 N·m of torque in the GLE 400 d 4MATIC (combined fuel consumption: 7.5-7.0 The GLE 400 d is the most powerful series-production diesel SUV ever offered by Mercedes-Benz. Diesel Emissions Engines

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Volkswagen customers in Germany ordering more diesel vehicles; share of 43% in 2018, vs. 39% in 2017

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Customers of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand in Germany are once again placing more orders for diesel vehicles. In 2018, the share of incoming orders for vehicles equipped with the latest diesel technology as a proportion of the overall vehicle portfolio was 43% compared to 39% in 2017. Demand for diesel cars was particularly strong among private customers, where the share almost doubled from 15% in 2017 to 27% last year. Behavior Diesel Emissions Sales

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Euro Parliament committee backs revised CO2 standards for cars and vans; zero-emission road mobility by 2035

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The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted this week, with 46 votes in favor, 40 against and two abstentions, a position on proposed rules to revise the CO 2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans in line with the EU’s increased climate ambition. Conservatives and even some progressive MEPs rejected a new interim target in 2027 and a higher 2030 goal which would require manufacturers to ramp up sales of electric cars.

2018 Ford F-150 features new engine line-up, with all-new 3L diesel; start-stop standard; more ADAS

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The new engines include an all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 turbo diesel and enhanced V6 and V8 gasoline engines. The new F-150 introduces an all-new, standard 3.3-liter V6 engine, with direct-injection for increased efficiency. The 3.3-liter V6 is expected to offer the same 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque as the previous model’s standard 3.5-liter V6. It’s the first diesel engine offered for F-150. The new 2018 F-150 goes on sale this fall.

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Propel Fuels expands retail sales of drop-in renewable diesel across Southern California; $2.59/gallon

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Propel Fuels has expanded its sales of Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable) to locations across Southern California. Utilizing Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel, Propel’s Diesel HPR is a low-carbon, drop-in renewable fuel that meets petroleum diesel specifications and can be used in any diesel engine. Diesel HPR made its North American debut in March 2015 at 18 Propel stations across Northern California. Bio-hydrocarbons Diesel Fuels

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UK government launches new clean air strategy; ending sales of conventional diesel and gasoline LDVs by 2040

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These proposals are in addition to the government’s £3.5-billion (US$4.7-billion) plan to reduce air pollution from road transport and diesel vehicles, set out in July last year. To legislate to ensure only the cleanest domestic fuels will be available for sale, preventing 8,000 tonnes of harmful particulate matter from entering the atmosphere each year. Ending the sale of new conventional diesel and gasoline cars and vans by 2040.

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Charging piles will become standard in new buildings in the UK

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” Electric vehicle sales surge. BEV sales in the UK have grown rapidly over the past year – with demand rising, at least in part due to petrol shortages, which dried up many motorists’ gas tanks in September.

FCA receives EPA, California ARB approval for production and sale of MY 2017 3.0L diesels

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FCA US has received a certificate of conformity from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a conditional executive order from the California Air Resources Board (ARB), permitting the production and sale of FCA US 2017 model-year light-duty Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter diesel engines. The complaint alleged that nearly 104,000 light duty diesel vehicles containing 3.0 Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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Audi models in Europe now Euro 6d compliant; twin-dosing for diesel, GPFs for gasoline

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As of the beginning of 2021, Audi has converted its European vehicle range to the level of the Euro 6d emission standard. All models included in the currently valid sales program comply with the strict limits of the Euro 6d-ISC-FCM standard. Currently, 193 models are certified according to the new level of the emission standard, the vast majority of the previous range. TDI diesel with a seven-gear S tronic and quattro drive.

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Enlarged 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs offer diesel option

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Duramax turbo-diesel engine. All engines are coupled with a standard 10-speed automatic transmission with push-button electronic shift. V-8 rated at 355 horsepower (265 kilowatts) is standard on LS, LT, Z71, RST and Premier models; and a 6.2L Diesel Engines

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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. Along with the newly available EcoBlue diesel engine, the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi comes with a recessed second-row seat, a taxi upfit wiring harness, first-row side curtain airbags, optional roof access hole for signage and a reverse sensing system. Both Ford taxi models go on sale by year-end. Diesel Hybrids

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SEAT launches all-new Leon; gasoline, diesel, CNG, mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid; €1.1B investment

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The new-generation compact car benefits from gasoline (TSI); diesel (TDI); compressed natural gas (TGI); mild-hybrid (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) units. Diesel. The result is a range of diesel engines that meet the strict requirement of the latest emissions standards.

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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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Chevy’s Cruze Diesel: a compact diesel contender in the US

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The Cruze Diesel is identified by a discreet badge on the trunk. US buyers hunting for a non-premium diesel passenger car (i.e., Accordingly, Volkswagen of America (VoA) diesel sales to date in 2014 represent slightly north of 23% of all Volkswagen of America sales. In August, Jetta posted 3,988 diesels sales (26% of Jetta sales, while Passat TDI sales were 2,767 units, representing 30.1% of sales of the vehicle. Diesel engine.

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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. Kia sold more than 131,000 examples of the Sportage in 2017, representing a quarter of the brand’s total European sales. The Sportage now offers a wider range of engines, including Kia’s new ‘EcoDynamics+’ 2.0-liter ‘R’ diesel mild-hybrid powertrain. 48V Diesel Hybrids

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CO2 standards need to match Europe, US and should be linked to EV incentives: EV Council

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The Electric Vehicle Council is calling for EV incentives to be linked to fuel efficiency standards as it ramps up its pressure on the Federal Government to introduce CO2 emissions standards. CO2 standards are key to that, according to Jafari. “We

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New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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The wheel-selective torque control complements the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system that is also fitted standard. The three TDI units come standard with Audi’s mild hybrid technology (MHEV = Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle), which makes driving even more convenient and can reduce fuel consumption in real driving conditions by up to 0.4 The standard progressive steering becomes increasingly direct with increasing steering angle. 48V Diesel 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. —Abraham Schot, interim CEO and Audi AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing. 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.). Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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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. Their sales multiplied by two and a half (from 40,000 units to over 104,000).

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New Audi A6 quattro for Europe: three diesels, all MHEVs

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The wheel-selective torque control complements the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system that is also fitted standard. The three TDI units come standard with Audi’s mild hybrid technology (MHEV = Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle), which makes driving even more convenient and can reduce fuel consumption in real driving conditions by up to 0.4 The standard progressive steering becomes increasingly direct with increasing steering angle. 48V Diesel Hybrids

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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. EcoBlue diesel to deliver an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of at least 30 mpg (7.8 EcoBlue diesel engine is designed to deliver higher power for improved performance, alongside reduced CO 2 emissions.

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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 ). The Sportage is also available with an all-new 1.6-liter diesel engine, employing the company’s new SmartStream efficiency technologies. New ‘SmartStream’ 1.6-liter diesel engine.

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Chevrolet introduces Colorado Duramax Diesel midsize pickup

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Chevrolet has introduced the diesel version ( earlier post ) of its 2016 Colorado midsize pickup truck. Duramax turbo-diesel, the Colorado’s maximum trailering capacity rises to 7,700 pounds (3,492 kg) on 2WD models, with estimated fuel economy projected by GM to top the already segment-leading efficiency of the gas models (27 mpg (8.7 It is also the cleanest diesel truck engine ever produced by General Motors. B20 bio-diesel capability. rear axle ratio is standard.

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BMW defends diesel while pushing electrification

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In 2017, the BMW Group expects sales of its electrified vehicles to exceed 100,000 for the first time in a single year, with the all-electric BMW i3, BMW i8, BMW iPerformance plug-in hybrids and the plug-in hybrid MINI Countryman all contributing to the figures. 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. ”.

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New Mercedes-Benz B-Class to feature new gasoline and diesel engines and transmissions; start/stop standard

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The new Mercedes-Benz B-Class, which will make its debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show (13 to 25 September 2011) and go on sale in Europe in November, will offer a number of new technologies to lower fuel consumption and CO 2 emissions, including a new series of four-cylinder gasoline engines with direct injection and turbocharging; a new diesel engine; a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission; a new 6-speed manual transmission; and new assistance systems. Diesel.

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VW Beetle TDI diesel going on sale in US this summer

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Volkswagen will bring the new Beetle TDI diesel ( earlier post ), unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, to market in the US this summer as a 2013 model. Pricing of the diesel model, which is joining the gasoline-fueled Beetle 2.5L From 1998 until 2006, the New Beetle was fitted with a 1.9-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. All Beetle models have standard anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brake pressure distribution (EBD). Diesel Engines

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Renewable diesel producer AltAir settles with ARB over LCFS violations

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The California Air Resources Board announced a settlement with AltAir-Paramount, LLC addressing reporting violations under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). AltAir produces renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel from tallow at its facility in Paramount, CA. CARB staff determined that Altair made unauthorized changes to quarterly and annual reports, reclassifying certain fuel volumes and adding previously unreported gasoline sales.

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. —Abraham Schot, interim CEO and Audi AG Board of Management Member for Sales and Marketing. 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.). Diesel Emissions Engines Regulations

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3.0L EcoDiesel available across the 2020 Jeep Wrangler four-door lineup; 1st diesel-powered Wrangler in N America

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Jeep will offer a diesel-powered Wrangler for the first time in North America with the introduction of the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel. Wrangler four-door models will offer the new 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 engine ( earlier post ), rated at 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque in this application, with engine stop-start (ESS) technology standard. The 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2019. Diesel Engines

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DC Circuit court vacates 2012 cellulosic RFS standard, affirms 2012 advanced biofuel standard

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The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled this week in a case (#12-1139) brought by the American Petroleum Institute (API) against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ( earlier post ), and vacated the 2012 cellulosic biofuel RFS standard while affirming the 2012 advanced biofuel standard. EPA’s 2012 rule requires that refiners and importers of gasoline and diesel must use 8.65

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Ensyn begins generation & sale of cellulosic biofuel RINs under RFS2

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Ensyn has initiated the generation and sale of its first RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) under the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) ( earlier post ); Ensyn’s D7 cellulosic RINs have received QAP certification. D7 RINs are generated by Ensyn by displacing petroleum heating fuels (including #6, #4 or #2 diesel fuel oil) in customers’ boilers with Ensyn’s RFO (Renewable Fuel Oil) produced via Ensyn’s RTP (Rapid Thermal Processing) fast pyrolysis technology.

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S. Korea bans sales of Nissan Qashqai diesel over emissions; imposes fine, files complaint

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Charging that Nissan faked emissions results on the diesel Qashqai, South Korea’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) has ordered Nissan Korea Co., the local unit of the Japanese carmaker, to recall 814 units of the SUVs already sold in the country; banned sales of the vehicle; imposed a 340 million won (US$294,000) fine; and has filed a complaint with the prosecutor’s office against the head of Nissan Korea.

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Volvo reveals new XC90; limited diesel, gasoline First Edition on sale only online

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The two launch engines are the D5 twin turbo diesel and the T6 supercharged and turbocharged gasoline unit. Volvo Cars also announced the release of a limited First Edition of its new flagship; the 1,927 individually numbered cars celebrate the year Volvo was founded and will only be available for sale online at www.volvocars.com, beginning 3 Sep. Power and torque charts for the T6 gasoline unit (left) and the D5 diesel (right). The new XC90, with “Thor’s hammer” DRL lights.

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Beijing to implement stricter China V emission standard next month

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Beijing implemented China IV (Euro IV) standards for light-duty vehicles in 2008; the implementation of the more stringent standards for motor vehicles has been planned for some time. The standard will be applied to new cars on the auto market and motor vehicles that have yet to receive license plates, according to the report. the sale and registration of diesel vehicles that cannot meet the new standard will be halted.

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Continental Motors introduces new diesel V-6 aviation engine

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Continental Motors introduced the CD-300, its new V-6 diesel engine, at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh this week. in Beijing to act as the marketing, sales, service, and distributor of the products and services offered by the different members of the Continental Motors Group (CMG). The diesel engines known and sold under the brand name Centurion will be re-named to Continental Diesel abbreviated as CD. CD-300 series, the new V-6 diesel rated at 310 hp.

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Audi survey finds more than half of US drivers would support government initiative to spur diesel vehicle sales

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A poll conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Audi of America found that a majority of American drivers would support government initiatives aimed at spurring clean diesel vehicle sales in the US. Survey results show that 65% of American drivers would be in support of lawmakers’ efforts to make diesel more accessible to the American public; 66% of drivers think the government should offer a tax incentive on clean diesel vehicles.

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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 The average diesel car is driven longer, however, only 4% of this is due to the lower fuel price (rebound effect). T&E adds an additional 7000 km (4,350 miles) to the diesel lifetime distance to account for this.

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Independent study confirms cost savings & emissions advantages for heavy-duty trucks running ClearFlame’s engine technology

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Because this technology allows the engine to continue to operate on an MCCI diesel-like cycle, the engine maintains the high thermal efficiency and torque of traditional diesel engines. ClearFlame-based engine technology uses MCCI to maintain diesel engine cycle efficiency and torque.

Chevrolet introduces second-generation Duramax 4-cylinder diesels; global engine

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New Duramax 4-cylinder diesel. Chevrolet Sales Thailand introduced the new-generation MY14 Duramax four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in 2.5- The new Duramax 2.8-liter diesel delivers 11% more power and 6% more torque, while consuming 4.3% The new Duramax engine is Euro-4 compliant and can be upgraded to meet Euro-5, -6 and US emission standards. Diesel Engines Other Asia Click to enlarge.

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California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard compliance rate is 98%

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The California Air Resources Board’s report on the state of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program for the compliance year 2015 indicates a compliance rate of 98%, with a total of 5.49 The CCM is a cost-containment mechanism introduced into the regulation last year and allows a company to purchase credits offered for sale by producers who have generated a surplus. billion gallons of diesel fuel.

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Some Volkswagen strategists see battery-electric, diesel cost lines crossing by 2023-2025; TRANSFORM 2025+

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The increasing stringency of global emissions standards, both current and projected, is driving up the cost for internal combustion engines to meet those standards, although numerous technology pathways exist. What we see in terms of emissions standards is that they are getting tougher and tougher, and it is getting more and more expensive to meet those standards. As a result, we see a cost line crossing between battery-electric vehicles and diesels.

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