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Late last year, Audi announced it was partnering with the Dresden Energy Technology Corporation Sunfire to create synthetic diesel using CO2 and the company has now produced the first batch. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research Professor Dr. Johanna Wanka put the first five liters into her personal Audi A8 3.0 TDI clean diesel […]

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California-based Propel Fuels has launched a new, cleaner diesel fuel. Qualified as California’s most advanced diesel fuel by the company, Propel’s new Diesel fuel named Diesel HPR (High Performance Renewable), is said to be available at 18 Propel locations across Northern California. Propel’s Diesel HPR uses Neste Oil’s renewable diesel, a low-carbon renewable fuel that […]

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Hyundai presented two hybrid concepts at the Geneva Auto Show, both based on the brand’s compact SUV platform. Similar to Audi’s Q7 SUV, Hyundai will use a diesel engine to create its plug-in electric (PHEV) Tucson. The SUV will feature a 1.7-liter diesel paired with one electric motor and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. A 10.7 […]

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Somewhere along the timeline in Toyota’s decade-plus-plan to proliferate fuel cell vehicles, the automaker wishes to slash their price premium to that of a diesel car. Along with a present lack of hydrogen refueling infrastructure, fuel cell vehicles had been criticized for years as nigh to vaporware due to prohibitive production costs. The Mirai is […]

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Kia unveiled the Sportspace at the 85th Annual Geneva Motor Show, a sleek wagon-like concept that is powered by a diesel-hybrid powertrain. The Sportspace concept is powered by the latest evolution of Kia’s diesel-electric T-Hybrid system, previously seen on the Optima T-Hybrid concept at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Kia explained the 1.7-liter diesel engine […]

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A week ahead of its public debut, Audi has released photos and details on its new hybrid wagon. Audi’s prologue Avant concept is a station wagon that doesn’t appear very wagon-like, with a design far removed from the original 1977 Avant wagon. It’s part of Audi’s new prologue series. The prologue coupe, which is very […]

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Land Rover and Airstream embarked on a ride to the Arctic Circle to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The premium diesel hybrid towed the aluminum travel trailer 2,500 miles to Land Rover’s cold-weather test center in Arjeplog, Sweden, then on to the Arctic Circle. Land Rover said this real world […]

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Mazda is back in the TUDOR United SportsCar Series with a race car powered by a diesel engine. At this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mazda’s two SKYACTIV Prototype cars will have the only diesel powerplants in the season-opening TUDOR United SportsCar Series race. The inline four-cylinder 2.2-liter Mazda engine continues into 2015 with its […]

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Hyundai is showing a whole new side at the ongoing Detroit auto show with its latest concept: the Santa Cruz Crossover Truck. Not only will the Santa Cruz be Hyundai’s first pickup – if it advances to production – but it will also house the company’s first diesel engine for the U.S. Mike O’Brien, Hyundai’s […]

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Audi is following a recent trend in the hybrid market that is bringing more SUV-like crossovers to the arena. But the German carmaker is putting its own twist on the concept by combining a diesel engine and an electric motor to power its new hybrid SUV. “In our strategy to electrify an entire product portfolio, […]

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