Diesel technology is something that has been very popular in overseas markets for many years. These engines are slower to catch on in the US, even though they provide lower environment-harming toxins and higher MPG for roughly the same cost as other engines. This may have to do with the fluctuating price of diesel gas. In some markets on the other side of the world, diesel fuel is substantially cheaper than regular petroleum gasoline.
Mercedes-Benz has always been at the forefront of diesel technology with their BlueTEC systems. As the US becomes more comfortable with the idea of diesel vehicles, and more are being sold each year. Mercedes alone offers five diesel-powered models.
Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, wrote, “While most auto makers have clean diesel autos on the market in Europe, Asia and Australia, there are growing indications that even more diesels are on their way to the U.S. market.”
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