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Poll: Why Did You Purchase A Diesel?

Poll: Why Did You Purchase A Diesel?

It’s an exciting time to be a diesel enthusiast.  While Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen have been delivering exciting new diesels for many years now, several other car manufacturers, including Porsche and Chevrolet, have recently joined the party.  As a result, there are nearly twice as many diesel options today …

BMW i3 Debuts in Munich, New York, and Beijing

BMW i3 Debuts in Munich, New York, and Beijing

BMW unveiled the production version of its new electric car, the BMW i3.  The i3 will be available for purchase in the U.S. starting
in the second quarter of 2014.
The new i3 has the automotive industry’s first mass-produced carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) body and the use of the revolutionary material is …

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets Fuel Economy Record

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets Fuel Economy Record

Volkswagen announced that its 2013 Passat TDI Clean Diesel has broken the Guinness World Record for “lowest fuel consumption – 48 U.S. States (non-hybrid car),” achieving 77.99 mpg (3.02 l/100 km) on its tour of the continental U.S.  This beat the old record of 67.9 mpg (3.46 l/100 km), which …

New Study Finds Diesels Cost Less Over Time Than Gasoline Counterparts

New Study Finds Diesels Cost Less Over Time Than Gasoline Counterparts

A recent University of Michigan study finds that, over their life span, diesel cars cost owners thousands less compared to cars running on conventional gasoline.  The study was compiled by the university’s Transportation Research Institute.
Results show that, although diesels may have a higher initial price tag, the total cost of …

Audi’s E-Fuel Future: Bringing Carbon-Neutral Mobility to the Marketplace

Audi’s E-Fuel Future: Bringing Carbon-Neutral Mobility to the Marketplace

Audi, an automaker at the forefront of the renewable transportation fuel movement, has long concerned itself with powering personal transportation with sustainable alternatives to conventional fuels.  In recent years, Audi has invested in wind power and experimented with using stored renewable energy to power its e-tron fleet.
But Audi’s interest has …

Poll: Tell Us Why You Purchased a Diesel

Poll: Tell Us Why You Purchased a Diesel

Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, all German auto manufacturers, have been controlling the diesel market in the U.S. for quite some time now.
In addition to new diesel models from these veterans, four more car manufacturers, namely Chevrolet, Jeep, Mazda, and Porsche, have joined the U.S. diesel market since our last poll …

Porsche Unveils Charging Options and Smartphone App for Plug-In Hybrids

Porsche Unveils Charging Options and Smartphone App for Plug-In Hybrids

Porsche announced new technology to complement its plug-in hybrid drive models.  Because Porsche intends to sell these vehicles worldwide, the Zuffenhausen-based automaker sought to design a universal charging solution that would be applicable in all markets where the new hybrids will be available.
The Porsche Universal Charger (AC) will be included …

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

NEW YORK—German automakers debuted several small, efficient cars on the first day of the New York International Auto Show, while General Motor’s Cadillac division showed an updated CTS that it hopes will recapture buyers of imported luxury cars.
BMW introduced the 328d, its highly anticipated diesel sedan. This is BMW’s first …