A Look at Diesels in America - Jeep Near the Front of the Pack

Date 2008/5/9 10:38:00 | Topic: Miscellaneous

Fortune has a great article on the future of diesels in America. This is a great read for those of you who are still on the fence about the least alternative "alternative fuel".

The article talks about new ultra-low-sulfur diesel that has been mandated by the EPA as well as the advantages of using it:
Thanks to technological breakthroughs, at least six automakers - starting with Mercedes on Oct. 16, Jeep in early 2007, and eventually even hybrid pioneer Honda - will be launching a fleet of New Age diesels. They promise to boost fuel economy by 25% to 40%, with huge torque and turbochargers to deliver the power American drivers crave.


The first breakthrough is that ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel will roll out to the nation's pumps this month. The move was mandated by the EPA, whose 2009 emissions rules will hold diesels to the same standards - the world's toughest - as gasoline cars. (Environmentalists were thrilled, oil companies less so: The rollout will cost them $6 billion to $9 billion.) The new fuel eliminates 97% of sulfur, and it's also the catalyst for automakers to devise strategies to reduce the remaining pollutants.

The article is a great primer for the future of diesel fuel, despite the fact that it never mentions that the price of diesel is rising faster than the price of conventional gasoline.

This article comes from mike's totally free jeep news now

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