Diesels

 
For 2018, only 12 diesel vehicles offered in U.S. (guess who has most)

For 2018, only 12 diesel vehicles offered in U.S. (guess who has most)

With the permanent end of diesel sales in the U.S. by three VW Group brands—Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche—the number of diesel passenger cars and light trucks has plummeted. In fact, for the 2018 model year thus far, there are only 11. One of the two companies offering the largest... read more

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Honda Civic 1.6 i-DTEC diesel (European version)

Europe's tougher new emissions, fuel-economy tests should be closer to real-world results

Fuel-economy ratings for cars sold in Europe have long been wildly unrealistic, sometimes more than 30 percent more optimistic than real-world consumption figures. Today... read more September 1, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Used diesel demand drops in Germany over fear of software upgrades

Diesel-powered cars, long a staple on European roads, are starting to lose favor as million of dollars of inventory begins to pile up in used diesel models. The inventory... read more August 29, 2017 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK to ban diesel, gasoline car sales by 2040; follows France, Norway, Holland bans

The United Kingdom will follow in the footsteps of some European countries as it announced plans to ban the sale of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by the year 2040. The... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
Diesel fuel pump

Reports of diesel's death are greatly exaggerated

The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal has cost the fuel plenty of not-so-great headlines, but the idea that diesel will soon die off entirely for passenger vehicles... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

When will electric cars cost no more than equivalent diesels? VW says 2025

The point at which electric cars will become truly cost competitive with internal-combustion cars is a subject of vigorous discussion by advocates and skeptics alike. But... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen Diesel Pollution: How Dangerous To The Public, Your Family?

Volkswagen has underscored that its diesel cars affected by its TDI emissions scandal are safe to drive. It highlights that on a special consumer site dedicated to... read more October 1, 2015 by


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Sportier, But Facing New Competition

Time was, the Toyota Prius hybrid was the unquestioned technology champion and king of the fuel-efficiency battles. No longer, though. Now, as Toyota starts to plan for the... read more September 24, 2014 by


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel: Ultimate Guide

Joining the Chevrolet Cruze Eco in the carmaker's greener, less consumptive vehicle lineup, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has been one of Chevy's most eagerly-awaited... read more June 12, 2014 by


 
2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

Nissan's Greener Non-Electric Cars: Hybrids, Diesels, But No Plug-In Hybrids?

In the world of green cars, Nissan is best known for its Leaf electric car--which is the world's best-selling electric vehicle ever, with more than 100,000 delivered. But... read more February 10, 2014 by


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee To Be Offered With Diesel Engine--In Europe

Jeep will use the Geneva Motor Show in March to launch the latest addition to its Cherokee range--the Cherokee Diesel. Hurrah! The bad news is that there are no intentions to... read more February 4, 2014 by


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec  -  First Drive, August 2013

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec: First Drive

While there are a number of new diesel models for 2014, diesels are nothing new for Mercedes-Benz. Yet at first blush, making the most fuel-efficient model in the... read more August 28, 2013 by


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

2014 Volkswagen XL1: First Drive Of Wolfsburg's 261-MPG Car

Look out, owners of 200-mph testosterone-supplement poster cars. If there ever was a real hypercar, it's the Volkswagen XL1. Although in recent years the term hypercar has... read more July 3, 2013 by 5


 
Audi R18 e-tron quattro, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 2013

Audi e-Tron Quattro Diesel Hybrid Race Car Wins Le Mans 24 Hours Race

Audi has continued its dominant run at the world's most famous endurance race, winning the Le Mans 24 Hours on Sunday. The team's twelfth Le Mans victory is also the second... read more June 25, 2013 by 0


 
2010 Land Rover Range_e Hybrid Concept

Land Rover Diesel Hybrids Could Reach U.S. In 2014: Report

We're often asked why more automakers don't sell diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. There are plenty of good reasons why, but that doesn't stop people wanting the twin-pronged... read more June 13, 2013 by 3


 
Volkswagen XL1 plug-in diesel hybrid

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Gets "Just" 120 MPG In Real-World Drive

While the assembled hoardes drooled over Ferraris, Porsches and McLarens at March's Geneva Motor Show, those of a greener disposition were more interested in another vehicle... read more June 10, 2013 by 22


 

 
 

 
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