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    Study: Luxury SUVs, non-luxury cars best targets for going green, not so with trucks
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    Luxury SUV and non-luxury car shoppers are the most inclined to consider alternative fuel vehicles. Not surprisingly, consumers looking for trucks are the least likely, according to a 2013 study from Phoenix Marketing International (PMI). Fuel-efficient "clean diesel" luxury SUVs from German ...

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    Official: New VW Golf TDI BlueMotion is 'most fuel-efficient ever' with 73.5 mpg
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    Volkswagen claims its newly launched Golf TDI BlueMotion is about as good as it gets with that old standby, the internal combustion engine. The new Golf consumes 3.2 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, the equivalent of getting 73.5 US miles per gallon (on the European cycle), a 15-percent ...

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    Official: VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel en route to new Lower 48 mpg record
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    Here's the thing: it takes a lot of practice to drive like a true hypermiler. The 2013 VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel with a manual transmission, for example, has an EPA estimated 31 city/43 highway mile per gallon rating. Hypermiler Wayne Gerdes thinks the car is good for at least 68 mpg. Gerdes, ...

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    Diesel group, biodiesel producers come together in fight against natural gas
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    The fight to be the most popular fuel for commercial trucks wages on between the natural gas and clean diesel factions, with alt-player biodiesel joining forces with the Diesel Technology Forum team. The National Biodiesel Board joined up with the forum to improve diesel's reputation in ...

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    Official: German automakers renew push for clean-diesel sales in US
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    Germany's largest automakers are renewing their pitch for their clean-diesel vehicles in the US as a way for consumers to combat high gas prices without having to resort to the (often) even pricier hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler, Porsche and ...

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    Volvo starts production of V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, first anywhere [w/video]
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    Volvo Car Corporation claims that its V60 Plug-in Hybrid is the world's very first diesel plug-in hybrid. That might be the case – there's a limited number of Peugot 3008 Hybrid 4s in Europe and Hino Trucks launched its Class 5 work truck for the US market earlier this year – but both ...

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    Official: High-mpg Taylors drive a Volkswagen Passat 1,626 miles on one tank of fuel
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    Watch out, Wayne Gerdes, there's a new hypermiling crew in town. John and Helen Taylor – Volkswagen calls them "mileage experts" and "the world's most fuel efficient couple" – recently drove a stock 2012 Passat TDI SE all the way from Houston, TX to Sterling, VA without refueling. ...

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    Study: U.S. diesel auto sales up 27% in 2011 while hybrid share shrinks
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    A plethora of new diesel offerings is driving sales, according to a new report from the Diesel Technology Forum. Sales of diesels rose 27.4 percent in 2011, according to numbers from HybridCars.com and market researchers Baum and Associates. The Diesel Technology Forum pegs the overall market ...

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    Diesel passenger vehicles sales slip 13% in September; VW, BMW on top
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    Oil-sippers failed to make even the slightest of dents in the U.S.' hybrid-heavy green vehicle scene. Through the end of September 2011, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. were up 30.9 percent, compared to the same nine-month period in 2010. However, at only 7,663 total units sold ...

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    Report: U.S. diesel vehicle sales up 38.5% in 2011, VW Jetta TDI leads pack
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    2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Through the end of July, sales of diesel vehicles in the U.S. were up 38.5 percent, compared to the same seven-month period in 2010. Led by the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Golf TDI, diesel vehicles appear to have escaped the ...

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    Do drivers with "green cars" put on more miles?
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    Sweden seems to be experiencing what experts call a backfire effect from the company's rash of green car sales. Swedish car buyers have been snapping up clean diesel and ethanol vehicles in droves thanks to sizable government incentives, but, according to reports, the nation has actually seen its ...

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    Obama's 2012 budget gives clean diesel and fuel cell funding the boot, electric vehicles a boost
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    Under pressure to remove billions of dollars from the annual budget, the Obama administration has released a plan that ends funding for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's clean-diesel grants and the Energy Department's hydrogen fuel-cell program. Electric transportation, on the other ...

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    Regulation sparks innovation with green cars at the L.A. Auto Show
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    Get this. The vehicles that automakers claimed was impossible years ago are exactly the ones they have featured at the LA Auto Show. Roland Hwang, the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense Council's energy program, walked the show this year and helped hand out the ...

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    All diesel pumps in U.S. meet deadline, are now dispensing ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD)
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    Grab a pen and put a dash on your calendars, December 2010 marks the dawn of a new era in diesel fuel. From this month forth, all diesel pumps in the U.S. are required to dispense nothing but ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) for highway applications. The multi-year switch to ULSD has allowed ...

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    Study: Consumers struggle to understand "real" benefits of alternative technology vehicles
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    A recent survey, conducted by Michigan-based GfK Automotive, found that the general car-buying public is primarily motivated to choose their next vehicle based on cost, rather than out of interest for saving the environment. The findings show that automakers that are intent on selling green ...

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    Sales of clean diesel models skyrocket in September; hybrids dip
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    2011 Honda CR-Z vs. 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Street Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hybrid sales shot up ten percent in September, compared to a year ago, but the year-to-date numbers tell a different story. So far in 2010, automakers have tallied ten-percent fewer ...

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    U.S. sales of clean diesel models buck auto industry's slumping trend
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    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last month, the U.S. automotive industry experienced its weakest August sales since 1983. Overall, sales dropped off nearly 21 percent from the numbers recorded during the Cash-for-Clunkers-boosted month of ...

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    Six months spent in Audi's A3 TDI is nothing but pure delight
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    2010 Audi A3 TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Audi A3 TDI is typical of the clean diesel breed. It offers impressive low-end torque, belches out little in the emissions category and scores on the efficiency chart. The A3 also coddles both the driver and passengers with ...

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    Audi to "more than double" its lineup of clean diesel models in U.S.
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    Audi A4 TDI – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Audi U.S.A's chief marketing officer, Scott Keogh, revealed the company's diesel dreams in a recent interview with Green Car Advisor. Keogh unveiled that Audi expects to, "more than double our existing diesel portfolio in the next year ...

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    EPA awards $5.6m for cutting-edge clean diesel technologies
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    In the past, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) typically issued grants for the advancement of proven technologies and rarely offered up government money on projects that some would consider experimental. As environmental concerns rose in recent years, the EPA created its emerging ...

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