diesel

Mazda Invents Diesel-Like Gasoline Engine with 30% Greater Fuel Efficiency

Mazda announced a significant breakthrough, a petrol engine that works more like a diesel engine and is 20% to 30% more fuel efficient than its current engines.
The new homogenous charge compression ignition engine ignites gasoline through compression, virtually eliminating the use of spark plugs except in very cold temperatures. The …

France to Ban the Sale of Gasoline and Diesel Cars by 2040

France to Ban the Sale of Gasoline and Diesel Cars by 2040

France will ban all diesel- and gasoline-powered cars by 2040. The news was announced by the new environment minister of France, Nicolas Hulot, at a briefing.
Hulot also pledged to make his country completely carbon neutral by 2050.
The minister said that the French government will be offering incentives to drivers who …

Chevrolet to Offer Diesel Option in 2018 Equinox

Chevrolet to Offer Diesel Option in 2018 Equinox

Chevrolet announced details about the redesigned Equinox model, which will arrive for the 2018 model year.
The new Equinox will offer multiple powertrain options including a diesel. A nine-speed automatic transmission will be standard across the model range. The Equinox will feature an exterior design reminiscent of the GMC Acacia, a …

France Proposes Phasing Out Diesels, Calling Them a ‘Mistake’

France Proposes Phasing Out Diesels, Calling Them a ‘Mistake’

The French government has lost its nearly two decades of faith in diesel.
In a speech last Friday, Prime Minister Manuel Valls called for a gradual reduction in the number of diesel-powered automobiles on the road, calling diesel a “mistake.”
Like much of Europe, France began to strongly promote diesels six decades …

Diesel Car, SUV Registrations Climb

Diesel Car, SUV Registrations Climb

A study of car registration data in the United States shows that three states, California, Florida, and Texas, have the most registrations of fuel-efficient vehicles.
The data, prepared by R.L. Polk, a research firm, also shows trends for growth in diesel registrations as well as clusters of states with a higher …

Nissan Shows Mid-Size Diesel Pickup Concept

Nissan Shows Mid-Size Diesel Pickup Concept

CHICAGO—Nissan announced its latest diesel vehicle, the Frontier Diesel Runner, at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday.  Nissan is calling the vehicle a concept car, and is gauging interest for a mid-size diesel.
Modeled after the Frontier Desert Runner 4×2, the Frontier Diesel Runner is powered by a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder …

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 …

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 …

2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel – First Look

2012 Porsche Panamera Diesel – First Look

Introduced at the 13th Auto Shanghai in 2009, the Porsche Panamera represents the latest expansion of the Porsche model range following the Porsche Cayenne in 2002. The Panamera is a four-seat hatchback luxury liner and is available with a variety of petrol engines. With the world premiere of the Panamera …

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLK 250 CDI Diesel Roadster, B-Class, B-Class E-Cell, F125

Mercedes-Benz unveils SLK 250 CDI Diesel Roadster, B-Class, B-Class E-Cell, F125

Mercedes-Benz, the inventor of the automobile, celebrates its 125 birthday this year. Under the motto “Mercedes-Next,” the automaker presented six world premieres at the Frankfurt Internationale Automobile Ausstellung (International Automobile Show). The new cars include the recently announced SLK 250 CDI , the completely new B-Class, and two concept cars, …

Diesel and Gas Prices to Drop at the Pump This Summer

Diesel and Gas Prices to Drop at the Pump This Summer

Drivers of diesels as well as of gasoline-powered cars can expect to see lower prices at the pump this summer thanks to crude-oil futures which have dropped dramatically in recent days.
The International Energy Agency announced plans to release 60 million barrels of oil from its emergency reserves in the coming …

New Cars to Get New Fuel Economy Labels

New Cars to Get New Fuel Economy Labels

Starting with 2013 model year vehicles, all new cars will come with labels that rate the vehicle from 1 to 10 on fuel economy and smog pollution and provide a five-year estimate of fuel costs compared to an average vehicle in the same class.
The new labels will continue to include …