So far in 2010, automakers have reported 10 percent fewer sales of gas-electric vehicles, while clean diesel vehicles are flying off lots like never before. Overall, clean diesel sales have increased by 124.1 percent compared to a year ago.
In California, scientists have spent the past several months revising data and planning a significant weakening of the CARB emissions regulation previously adopted by the state. Meanwhile, regulators plan to give businesses more time to comply with California’s tough emission standards for off-highway diesel vehicles, such as bulldozers and forklifts. Regulators announced the agreement on substantial revision to CARB’s In-Use Off-Road Diesel Emissions Rule combining NOx and PM into a single fleet average, resulting in more lenient levels compliance.
General Motors says it is planning to develop diesel-powered sedans for the North American market, although they are likely several years away.
When comparing the new Chevy Silverado HD Diesel against Ford’s Super Duty F350, Canadian analyst suggest that when it comes to getting work done, either will be more than man enough for the job. Motor Trend Magazine puts their spin on a review of the heavy duty diesels by adding the Dodge Cummins into the mix. And because all three U.S. heavy-duty pickup-truck makers offer new clean diesels for 2010-2011, now is a good time to take a closer look at each.
As Mercedes makes its debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the German car maker announced that the gorgeous four-door coupe will hit the market as soon as January 2011.