Diesels

 
Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Proves Popular: Production Doubles In Europe

Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Proves Popular: Production Doubles In Europe

There is, at the moment, only one production diesel plug-in hybrid car on sale, and it's currently only sold in Europe. That car is the Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid, combining the long-distance touring ability and economy of a diesel powertrain with the short-distance cleanliness and inexpense of... read more

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2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

New York Auto Show: Which Green Car Is Most Important?

The New York Auto Show is almost upon us, and rather than the usual raft of green concept cars, it's the production vehicles we're most looking forward to this year. Several... read more March 26, 2013 by 3


 
Cummins and Peterbilt 'SuperTruck'

How To Make A Semi Much More Efficient: Cummins 'SuperTruck'

Consider this: The average semi truck is actually quite economical. No, really. A typical long-haul truck averages between 5.5 and 6.5 mpg. But it's also really, really... read more March 25, 2013 by 18


 
Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid

Volvo V60 Plug-In Diesel Hybrid: Quick Drive Of NY Auto Show Debut

Diesel cars are at their most economical on long, steady journeys, and plug-in hybrids are at their best for shorter trips. So why haven't the two been combined yet?... read more March 21, 2013 by 18


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI test car running on Solazyme algae-derived diesel fuel

Diesel Fuel Derived From Algae Now Testing In 2 VW TDI Models

For a century, we've gotten almost all our gasoline and diesel fuel from petrochemicals. Now Silicon Valley startup Solazyme [NSDQ:SZYM] is testing diesel fuel derived from... read more March 8, 2013 by 27


 
Mitsubishi GR-HEV hybrid pickup concept: Geneva Motor Show live photos

Mitsubishi GR-HEV Concept: Hybrid Pickup At Geneva

Mitsubishi doesn't sell a pickup truck in the U.S, but elsewhere around the world its L200 model is a highly popular utility vehicle. Typically powered by a 2.5-liter... read more March 6, 2013 by 1


 
Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion

Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion: 70 MPG Hatchback... U.S. Won't Get

If you were to associate Volkswagen with one particular fuel-efficient technology, it'd probably be diesel. VW's range of diesels is expanding in the U.S, but it's massive in... read more March 5, 2013 by 25


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen XL1 Diesel Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva

Will this be the car that finally makes the ultra-aerodynamic and futuristic GM EV1 electric car look old-fashioned? Today, VW Group took the wraps off the production version... read more March 5, 2013 by 15


 
Subaru Viziv Concept, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Subaru Viziv Concept: Diesel Hybrid Crossover From Geneva Motor Show

Subaru's last crossover was the slightly underwhelming XV Crosstrek, but its latest concept looks a lot more exciting. Unveiled today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the Viziv... read more March 5, 2013 by 2


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Europeans Get Interested In Hybrids Just As U.S. Looks To Diesels

Traditionally, the U.S. has been a market where gasoline vehicles have dominated, while hybrids have seen increasing success and diesels have really only sold in relatively... read more February 20, 2013 by 8


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, 2013 Chicago Auto Show [photo: Steve Fecht for Chevrolet]

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: More Details From Chicago Show

Three years after the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan was launched as a 2011 model, it gains a new model with a diesel engine for 2014--although there appears to be some... read more February 11, 2013 by 8


 
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel: Live Photos From Detroit Auto Show

The Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't usually what people think of when you say "green car," but the new diesel version that's coming for 2014 moves it somewhat closer to that... read more January 16, 2013 by 2


 
City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

2013 Detroit Auto Show Preview: Diesels, Electrics And Hybrids

Next week is the annual Detroit Auto Show, one of the most important events on the automotive calendar and increasingly a place for car companies to show off new green... read more January 11, 2013 by 3


 
2012 Audi R18 e-tron quattro LMP1 race car

More Details Emerge On Upcoming Audi Diesel-Hybrid Supercar

A few more details have leaked out on Audi's future diesel-hybrid supercar, which will transfer elements of its Le Mans-winning R18 diesel hybrid powertrain into a roadgoing... read more December 12, 2012 by 1


 
2014 Ford Transit van

2014 Ford Transit Van: Fuel-Efficient Diesel Option Unveiled

The diesel engine for the 2014 Ford Transit van will be a five-cylinder PowerStroke model, the company announced today, extending the fuel efficiency benefits of clean-diesel... read more December 9, 2012 by 13


 
2014 Mazda Mazda6

2014 Mazda Mazda6: VW TDI Models To Get A Clean-Diesel Rival

Mazda is pushing ahead with its plans to offer a clean-diesel four-cylinder engine that could prove to be a strong rival to the TDI four in some Volkswagen and Audi products... read more November 30, 2012 by 6


 

 
 

 
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