When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. There are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for vehicles that see commercial use, although those vehicles often cover more miles every year than the average passenger car. But fleet buyers have embraced alternative carbon-based fuels to some degree, including biodiesel. DON'T MISS: EU cleaner-car proposals slammed for too few electric cars, too much biodiesel (Dec 2016) Used in common language, the word "biodiesel" can refer to many different fuels, including those...
Replacing 2003 VW Jetta TDI: What Non-Gasoline Car Should He Pick?
Tell us what car you would replace this Volkswagen Jetta TDI with.Stephen Edelstein
Diesel Land Speed Record: 171 MPH In A Ford F-250 Pickup!
There are lots of different Land Speed Record categories, and each year one or two of them fall to new challengers. So it's not surprising that new records for production diesel and biodiesel trucks were set this weekend at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. What is surprising is the vehicle that...John Voelcker
Could Your Local Diner Get In The Biodiesel Business?
Biodiesel has gathered a cult following over many years, but outside of a few companies and co-ops, getting an assurance on consistency and quality--especially above b20 (20 percent biodiesel), or for a newer vehicle--can be an issue. Springboard Biodiesel has a solution, and could turn your...Kurt Ernst
Why Can't 'Flex-Fuel' Clean Diesels Run Entirely On Biodiesel?
Our article last week on Ford's doubling of its flex-fuel models included a mention that diesel models of the new 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks will run on either pure diesel fuel or a mix of up to 20 percent biodiesel, known as B20. Reader Suzanne Johnson responded with the following...John Voelcker