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Nissan, FedEx Partner on EV Cargo Van Trial

Nissan, FedEx Partner on EV Cargo Van Trial

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nissan and FedEx announced at the Washington Auto Show on Wednesday that the two companies will begin a trial of Nissan’s newest electric vehicle, the e-NV200.
The Nissan e-NV200 is a 100%-electric compact cargo van based on the NV200, a traditionally powered vehicle that made its debut at the 2007 …

Spied: 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

Spied: 2015 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

MUNICH— After the debut of the new BMW 4 Series at the 2013 IAA (International Automobile Show) in Frankfurt, BMW is continuing the expansion of the 4er range with the development of its second four-door coupe, the 4 Series Gran Coupe.
Within the 4 Series lineup, there are currently two model …

VW Begins Golf Production in Mexico for North American Market

VW Begins Golf Production in Mexico for North American Market

Volkswagen announced that it began production on Tuesday of its 2015 Golf, including TDI models, at its plant in Puebla, Mexico.  The plant will be responsible for fulfilling all North American Golf orders.
The plant in Puebla has the capacity to manufacture 700 Golfs per day.  The new Golf will join the …

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 …

Diesel Report from Detroit – The 2014 North American International Auto Show

Diesel Report from Detroit – The 2014 North American International Auto Show

DETROIT—The 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) marks the start of the automotive year for car enthusiasts around the world.  The show has been held since 1907 in Detroit, Michigan (with the exception of the years 1943 to 1952) and remains one of the most important automotive industry gatherings …

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has begun.  Seven automakers, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars and SUVs in the U.S.  The field has almost doubled, with 23 nominees compared to …

Mazda Delays Entry into U.S. Diesel Market

Mazda Delays Entry into U.S. Diesel Market

Just a few days before the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, announced it will once again delay the introduction of its SkyActiv-D models.
In 2013, Mazda, somewhat following in the footsteps of several other automakers that were about to introduce a diesel lineup to the U.S. …

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 …

Diesels Account for 23% of VW Sales in 2013, Overall Sales Down 7% for the Year

Diesels Account for 23% of VW Sales in 2013, Overall Sales Down 7% for the Year

Sales of diesel-powered automobiles accounted for almost a quarter of Volkswagen’s 2013 vehicle sales in the United States, although overall sales of the Wolfsburg-based automaker declined.
On Friday, VW announced U.S. sales figures for 2013, which totaled 407,704 vehicles, a year-over-year decrease of 6.9%.  Volkswagen had sold 438,133 cars in 2012, …