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Diesel Pollution In London Makes Air Worse Than Beijing For Nitrous Oxides

Diesel Pollution In London Makes Air Worse Than Beijing For Nitrous Oxides

There's a lot of talk about so-called clean diesel, which in North America means any diesel that meets tailpipe emissions standards that went into effect seven years ago. Those standards, known as Tier II, Bin 5, are among the strictest in the world--and considerably tougher than the European... read more

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2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?

For a two-seat car priced at more than $100,000, not sold in North America, and with just 250 built, the Volkswagen XL1 gets an extraordinary amount of attention. That's due... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mazda Mazda6

Mazda To Offer Diesel-Hybrid (In Japan Only) While U.S. Diesels Still MIA

Mazda's American customers are still waiting on their first diesel model, but the Japanese brand could soon offer its home-market customers a diesel hybrid option too... read more August 14, 2014 by 


 
Pickup truck "rolling coal"

Could 'Rolling Coal' Become Illegal In NJ? The Downside Of (Some) Diesel Drivers

Bullies. We all knew one at school--usually bigger than you, typically loud, obnoxious, and cruel, and often pretty dumb. Often they acted that way to make up for... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Ram 1500 Diesel Pickup Fuel Economy: Drivers Beat Mileage Ratings In Real-World Use

This year's full-size pickup truck sales are surging, driven at least in part by increased U.S. oil production, according to Ford chief economist Emily Kolinski Morris... read more August 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71

2015 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Mid-Size Pickups Almost Here

The number of new mid-size pickup trucks has dwindled in recent years, leaving many analysts to wonder what might have been. The speculation will end soon, because a new pair... read more August 5, 2014 by 


 
2014 BMW 328d

Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, test drive in Hell, Michigan

Chevy Cruze Diesel Sales: Mediocre At Best, So Far

The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel went on sale almost a year ago, the first diesel passenger car sold by General Motors in 28 years. Hopes were high for the Cruze with the... read more July 31, 2014 by 


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

London To Levy Additional Charge On Older, Higher-Emitting Cars By 2020

Plans are afoot to hit diesel drivers in London with an extra fee to drive on the city's streets. Drivers already pay a £11.50 ($19.50) fee to enter the city, known as... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Vs. Golf TDI: Back-To-Back Test Drive

With the introduction of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf late this year, VW will be the only automaker to offer (in the U.S.) both diesel and all-electric versions of the same... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi A8 L Security

Audi Confirms V-6 Diesel For Plug-In Hybrid A8 Sedan

Audi has revealed more details of its second major plug-in hybrid drivetrain, set to appear first in the upcoming Audi A8 e-tron luxury sedan. The German automaker has chosen... read more July 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Cadillac Escalade

GM Full-Size SUVs To Get Diesel Engine Option For Fuel Efficiency?: UPDATE

With stricter global emissions standards taking effect, carmakers are looking to improve the efficiency of their entire fleets, including the biggest gas guzzlers. Diesel... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
1989 Audi 100 2.5 TDI

Audi TDI Diesel Engines: Honoring 25 Years Of Fuel Efficiency, Lower Emissions

U.S. customers haven't had quite the range of diesel vehicles their European counterparts enjoy, but it's still hard to believe that one of the biggest badges in diesel... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
2014 Hyundai Tucson

Could Upcoming 2016 Hyundai Tucson Get A Diesel Engine Option?

While the keys of the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell to be leased in the U.S. were handed over last month, the automaker is putting the final touches on the new 2016 Hyundai... read more July 14, 2014 by 


 
Nissan Frontier Diesel Prototype, Nashville, July 2014

Nissan Frontier Diesel Pickup Truck: Prototype Drive Review

As automakers seek to improve fuel economy across their entire lineups, diesel engines are beginning to trickle down from heavy-duty, full-size pickup trucks to lighter-duty... read more July 11, 2014 by 


 
2015 Audi R8 V10

2016 Audi R8 Sports Car To Offer Diesel, Electric Variants

A few years ago the concept of a green sports car would have been completely alien, but fast-forward a few years and the market has changed significantly. Tesla, for a time... read more July 10, 2014 by 


 
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