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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 …

March of the Electric Cars

March of the Electric Cars

While hybrid vehicle sales have remained somewhat steady in the past two years, the number of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles sold in the U.S. nearly doubled in 2013.
Figures released by the Electric Drive Transportation Association, an industry group, show that, while sales of hybrids increased 61% from 2011 to …

Everyone Uses Electricity – But Who Drives Electric Cars?

Everyone Uses Electricity – But Who Drives Electric Cars?

Electricity drives the world we live in – be it everyday appliances or computers, television, and phones.  More recently, it has extended its reach to automobiles.  While a majority of the American population may be using an electronic device at any given moment, plug-in vehicles represent less than 1% of …

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

More Diesels Still to Come as Automakers Add Models to Lineup
America’s love affair with the diesel is being rekindled, at least as far as sales figures go.  Sales of diesel-powered cars and SUVs were up 26% in 2012 and it looks as if that trend is continuing for 2013.  While …

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel – First Look and Review

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel – First Look and Review

The diesel market in the United States has been controlled by German automakers, namely Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, for the past decade or so.  Although the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is the first diesel auto to appear in the U.S. from one of the Big Three automakers, it has …

Report from Geneva: The 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013

Report from Geneva: The 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013

The Geneva International Motor Show (Salon International de l’Auto) kicks off the automobile year 2013 in Europe as the first important international auto show for car manufacturers. This year, the show is once again facing the challenge of a balancing act between presenting powerful sports cars and environmentally friendly hybrid, …

GM Officially Joins Diesel Party, Launches 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 TD

GM Officially Joins Diesel Party, Launches 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 TD

CHICAGO — General Motors officially announced it would once again offer a diesel-powered automobile.  The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 TD will debut in select markets this summer with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel inline four that develops 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.  If that’s not enough, an overboost function allows …

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

New Models, New Engines, New Manufacturers for the New Year
With the start of 2013 only a few weeks away the discussion is already shifting to new cars for model year 2014 and more than a few automakers will be launching brand new diesel-powered offerings.
2012 was a good year for diesel, …

Biodiesel Report: What B20 Means to You and Your Warranty

Biodiesel Report: What B20 Means to You and Your Warranty

Five years ago, biodiesel was a form of fuel that the diesel enthusiast would convert his or her vehicle to use.  Since then, it has been forced into the mainstream through various government mandates and subsidies, in the form of blended fuels that are often the only option for drivers …

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

Not terribly long ago, September marked the start of the new automotive model year. Manufacturers would show off their new models and new features and the previous year’s models would be discounted to clear space for everything new. While things have become more fluid as competition among manufacturers has increased, …

Preview: 2013 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S.

Preview: 2013 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S.

Editor’s Note: A more up-to-date 2013 preview was published on September 1: New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report
As interest in diesels continues to grow, in the next 12-18 months several automobile manufacturers, including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler (Jeep), and Porsche, will be joining the diesel party.  In the …

GM Prepares U.S. Market for its Diesels, Chevy Cruze to Debut First

GM Prepares U.S. Market for its Diesels, Chevy Cruze to Debut First

Come this fall, General Motors will become the first U.S. automaker to offer a clean diesel for sale here and the first U.S. automaker to offer any diesel passenger car in over two decades.
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze won’t be Chevrolet’s first diesel-powered passenger sedan in the U.S. but the automaker …