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Boeing Looks to Power Aircraft With Green Diesel

Boeing Looks to Power Aircraft With Green Diesel

Airlines and aircraft manufacturers have long been on the lookout for more sustainable fuel options for powering commercial aircraft.
Boeing recently expressed interest in using a renewable biofuel called green diesel, which can be used in any diesel engine, as a sustainable alternative to jet fuel.
Green diesel, which is currently used …

Audi Debuts 2015 A8 TDI

Audi Debuts 2015 A8 TDI

Audi unveiled a refreshed look for the 2015 A8 lineup including the A8 TDI  to North American audiences this week.  The updated models feature a new, sleek design and more power.
The Audi A8 4.0T houses a more powerful V8 engine, adding 15 horses under the hood for 435 horsepower.  All …

Volkswagen to Debut Fuel Efficient Passat BlueMotion Concept

Volkswagen to Debut Fuel Efficient Passat BlueMotion Concept

Volkswagen of America will introduce the Passat BlueMotion Concept at the Detroit Auto Show next week.
The mid-size sedan is not a hybrid, diesel, or electric vehicle, and is fueled by gasoline.  Despite this, the BlueMotion Concept incorporates new technology to make it very efficient, and it achieves 42 mpg (5.6 …

Audi Concludes Record Year, Sells 10,000 Diesels

Audi Concludes Record Year, Sells 10,000 Diesels

Audi announced that, with sales of 158,061 vehicles, 2013 was its most successful year in the U.S.  For the fourth year running, the automaker has set a new record, this year reporting a 13.5% increase in sales over 2012.
The Ingolstadt-based automaker sold more than 10,000 diesels in 2013, accounting for …

2013 Sales Report: More Than One in Ten Porsche Cars Sold Were Diesels

2013 Sales Report: More Than One in Ten Porsche Cars Sold Were Diesels

Porsche announced that 2013 was its best year ever for U.S. sales.  The automaker reported a 21% increase in overall sales over last year, and diesel sales increased by nine percentage points, accounting for 13% of the automakers total sales.
On Friday, Porsche announced U.S. sales figures for 2013, which totaled …

Audi Introduces 2015 A3 TDI Clean Diesel, A3 Sportback Hybrid

Audi Introduces 2015 A3 TDI Clean Diesel, A3 Sportback Hybrid

Audi introduced its newest diesel offering, the A3 TDI Clean Diesel, available next fall, and the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid, for sale in early 2015.
The A3 TDI Clean Diesel’s four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine develops 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while the A3 Sportback e-tron offers 201 …

Porsche Macan Diesel Crossover Makes World Debut

Porsche Macan Diesel Crossover Makes World Debut

Porsche unveiled the Macan S Diesel, a compact SUV, on Wednesday.  A younger brother to the Cayenne, the Macan is named after the Indonesian word for tiger.
The Macan S Diesel will be equipped with a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine that develops 258 horsepower and can propel the vehicle to …

Volkswagen e-Golf to Make U.S. Debut This Week

Volkswagen e-Golf to Make U.S. Debut This Week

Volkswagen’s e-Golf, the automaker’s first fully electric vehicle, will make its U.S. debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week.
The e-Golf’s electric propulsion system provides a driving range of between 70 and 90 miles (112 to 145 kilometers), and develops 115 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque.  From a standstill, …

Study: Government Favors EVs over Diesels

Study: Government Favors EVs over Diesels

A new survey finds that a majority of Americans believe their government should offer more incentives for people to drive diesel powered automobiles.
According to the survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive and sponsored by Audi of America, 57% of American drivers think that the U.S. government has unfairly promoted …

VW Golf TDI BlueMotion Sets Record on Drive from France to Denmark with 80.6 mpg

VW Golf TDI BlueMotion Sets Record on Drive from France to Denmark with 80.6 mpg

A Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion completed a 995-mile (1,602-kilometer) trip on a single tank of diesel fuel, averaging 80.6 mpg (2.92 l/100 km), a record for the car.
The trip originated in the French city of Nantes, where the BlueMotion received a full tank of diesel fuel, and concluded in Copenhagen, …

8 States Push for Increased Electric Vehicle Sales

8 States Push for Increased Electric Vehicle Sales

To combat the stagnant state of electric vehicle sales in the U.S., eight states, including California, New York, and Massachusetts, have agreed to work together to encourage the adoption and sale of EVs.
The states’ efforts will include the adoption of a universal payment method for charging, as well as updating …

Poll: Why Did You Choose a Diesel?

Poll: Why Did You Choose a Diesel?

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in sales of diesel-powered cars in the U.S.  More and more drivers are leaving petrol-powered cars behind, and many leading car manufacturers, including Chevrolet, Jeep, Mazda, and Porsche, have taken note; there are nearly twice as many diesel options today as …