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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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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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Audi has seen three of its vehicles recognized as being great value, helped by a mix of diesel and turbocharged powertrains. Owners of the Audi A7 helped name it the Best Model overall in the newly released 2014 Total Value Index (TVI) study, presented by Strategic Vision and ALG. The Audi A7 also topped the […]

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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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The redesigned 2015 Jetta has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system. The 2015 Jetta is currently on sale in U.S. dealerships and offers three gasoline engines, a TDI Clean Diesel, and a hybrid powertrain. These Jetta models offer a […]

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Diesel and diesel-powered vehicles have made huge improvements pollution-wise in the last 10 years. At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tenth annual West Coast Collaborative meeting the Diesel Technology Forum highlighted the evolution of diesel power as a workhorse and economical engine through the transformation to near zero emissions with a future focus to […]

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Volkswagen revealed its 2015 Jetta powered by the brand’s new TDI Clean Diesel starts at $21,640. The updated car features the turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, a refreshed exterior, and what the company describes as being a host of newly-available driver assistance systems. These driver assistance systems include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, […]

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The future of transportation is anyone’s guess, but marketers are betting on various technologies that may compete or complement over the next decade. To get a clearer view of what GM and Toyota are thinking, Automotive News posted a video report giving a bit more than the usual one-line snippet you may read in a […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. July was a good sales month for the market as a whole, although there was a modest decline from recent months. Electric and hybrid electric […]

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While still only a small fraction of overall passenger vehicle sales in the United States, clean diesel power is becoming an increasingly popular choice among consumers. Sales in the first half of 2014 jumped by 25 percent over the same period last year — against an overall increase of only four percent — and some […]

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