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According to a new study released by the Harvard School of Public Health, exposure to diesel emissions during the last three months of pregnancy can double the risk of having an autistic child. This latest study is one among several that have demonstrated the correlation between traffic pollution and autism in recent years. In 2013, […]

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A federal budget package recently approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment. According to the The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the current […]

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The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been named Esquire magazine’s Truck of the Year. Esquire’s editors say in their December issue they considered all potential truck models in the U.S. market, balancing attributes with conventional touchstones that outline what makes a great truck, such as efficiency, functionality, versatility, safety, value and style. “Recognition from Esquire magazine […]

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Air pollution from diesel vehicles is attracting legal attention in the UK, after a recent ruling in the European Court of Justice required ministers to take immediate steps toward cleaner air. Nitrogen dioxide, the pollutant of most concern, is extremely high in UK cities and comes primarily from diesel vehicles. Although the government had promised […]

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Chevrolet unveiled two future aspects of its new midsize Colorado pickup: a ZR2 package, but mostly a diesel engine. In introducing the Colorado ZR2 concept at the Los Angeles motor show, Chevrolet unveiled a vision of how it could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level while also showcasing the upcoming […]

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Mazda managed to break 20 speed records with its diesel-powered Mazda6. The company set these 20 records, which are still subject to FIA homologation, at the ATP test oval in Papenburg, Germany. Three Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesels completed a 24-hour marathon run on the high-speed track this last weekend, with the front car achieving […]

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Jaguar’s entry back into the tough U.S. compact luxury arena will include a four-cylinder diesel engine when it goes on sale in 2016 as a 2017 model. Tomorrow the automaker will be featuring the pre-production sedan in Paris, and wants to have in place all-wheel-drive and the diesel – with six-speed auto only – before […]

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Today Chrysler Group’s Ram Truck announced it would double its production of its light-duty Ram 1500 with EcoDiesel to 20 percent of the vehicle line after an initial rush of orders and ongoing 60-percent conquest sales. The truck is the only light-duty diesel pickup of its class sold in the U.S., EPA-rated for rear-wheel-drive the […]

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This week in Paris Kia will showcase its mild hybrid diesel “Optima T-Hybrid” which it first previewed March this year in Geneva. Powered by the company’s production 1.7-liter CRDi turbo diesel, Kia has paired a 48-volt battery and small electric motor which it says allows limited pure EV driving at low speeds and when cruising. […]

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Looks like saying the upcoming Jaguar XE will use aluminum extensively is a huge understatement. Even the brand new diesel engines powering this sedan will be carved out of this lightweight metal. Called Ingenium, the new family of Jaguar diesel engines will initially be launched in two versions. The British company said with the new […]

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