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Clean diesels finally catching on

USA Today -- Every time we've driven a new diesel car lately, we've been amazed at how indistinguishable they have become from conventional gas cars. No clatter. No smoke. No rattling engine noise. Now it appears consumers are catching on: Registrations of diesel-powered passenger vehicles increased by 24.3% in the U.S. from 2010 through 2012, says an advocacy group, the Diesel Technology Forum.

The increase is not as much as for hybrids, at 33%, but far more than overall registrations of all vehicles at 2.7%, the group says, basing its information on data from compilers R.L. Polk and Company.

"Clean diesel and hybrid cars are showing consistent and impressive growth patterns in the U.S.," said Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the forum, in a statement.


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FuelishGuy
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Message Posted: Apr 28, 2013 3:08:28 AM

Clean diesel is to fuel as diet coke & a Big Mac is to food
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RitaVespa
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 7:21:27 PM

Wow!
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:55:09 PM

Walker didn't submit this article? Thought he's got the monopoly on diesel-related articles!
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tclbbs
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 11:23:54 AM

Diesel fuel isn't that much higher than premium gas, and sometimes lower, what we need is LOWER PRICED vehicles!
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Cebo
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 4:54:01 AM

Great news! Now just make diesel fuel affordable and I'll buy one.
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tidalwave3
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 4:26:29 AM

No doubt they are making good advancements with these engines :)
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 4:22:15 AM

Anyone that does not consider a diesel if the are available and affordable can not claim to have much knowledge.
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dieselgus1
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 4:16:08 AM

Diesel works pretty well but the current cost is a little pricey. even for the increased mileage.
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vulcan96
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 4:11:44 AM

the fuel costs way to much...
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Migstern
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 4:06:07 AM

Drive a diesel sedan and enjoy the mileage, space, and power.
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wegman
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 4:02:59 AM

Probably a good thing. Question is, how do modern diesels deal with -20F? I am one of God's Frozen People (95% of the world's people live in places with warmer winters than Minnesota) - if diesel's lack of performance in cold has been fixed it might be something to think about.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 4:02:16 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:58:22 AM

Clean diesels? Isn't that an oxymoron?
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diesel8888
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:58:11 AM

Diesel is the way to go!
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mohammed10
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:52:11 AM

Um, ok
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DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:46:07 AM

Diesel's higher thermal efficiency more than makes up for the fact that it takes more of a bbl of crude to make distillate than it does for UG. I've driven diesels all my life...even the old ones can be made to run smoke free, if maintained property and DRIVEN properly. Most people are "diesel-stupid," but then again, most Americans as stupid, period.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:42:45 AM

Usually happens when prices rise and technology improves.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:42:22 AM

if you can afford the price of a diesel vehicle and the fuel go for it
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:39:09 AM

It's about time...
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:33:56 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:29:09 AM

Not with high diesel prices, they won't...
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:28:59 AM

Good
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:28:42 AM

These will only stay clean if they are properly maintained.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:27:11 AM

The ultimate oxymoron: clean diesel?
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:26:17 AM

Not many diesel cars being made and I have personally never driven one and probably never will
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:25:09 AM

good
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:24:47 AM

Quick68 I totally agree with you! I was going to say that the price tag is up with a savings model, and not that down with regular stuff. It is just so expensive to travel!!! And necessary sometimes too.
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What ever the government say is good for the people just hang onto your wallets. We will pay a high price while the lawmakers put the money into their own pockets.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:20:10 AM

About time.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:18:27 AM

Too expensive.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:18:13 AM

how about clean solar
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:17:21 AM


We need cars that use little or no fossil fuels.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:16:23 AM

Clean diesels are very good and a well tuned engine can really push the limits. I have read of them getting up to 80mpg without any hybrid setup...
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:15:01 AM

Much more practical than an EV
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:12:30 AM

Just clean up the noisy diesel trucks
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:10:23 AM

No matter how you look at it diesel fuel is a low grade,highly polluting fuel that should be broken down at the refineries.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:09:40 AM

ALLELUIA!
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:09:03 AM

toss up
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:06:56 AM

Let's not get to excited.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:06:30 AM

That is interesting and very encouraging also.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:05:56 AM

and the cost just keeps going up...up.... up
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:02:24 AM

I guess they must have improved the sound of a diesel engine as I haven't heard one lately.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 3:00:21 AM

Isn't it amazing how the word "clean" can be so "deceptively used". This PR piece is written to satisfy an agenda.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:54:27 AM

Now if only diesel trucks could get cleaned up.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:54:09 AM

hybrids are reliable
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:54:07 AM

Diesels are in.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:53:56 AM

is it a new trend
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:53:08 AM

about time hope the price at the pump improves too.
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Is that like an oder free out house.
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Message Posted: Apr 27, 2013 2:47:24 AM

Another reason to raise gas prices.
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