Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ford and GM Offers New Diesel Revamped Vehicles

Ford Diesel
No diesel emissions cheating scandal from Volkswagen can stop Ford and General Motors from offering new or revamped diesel vehicles to their American customers.

It is considered as a bold move since only 255 diesel cars were sold in the US market in January, compared to the 5,000 to 10,000 a month rate for most of 2015 - before the VW scandal broke.

GM sold just 1,400 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pickup trucks with small diesel engines in 2016. That represented less than one percent of the trucks GM sold in this segment.

But even as automakers turn increasingly to electric and hybrid engines to meet demand for cleaner cars, and more importantly to meet government efficiency standards, diesel remains an option. The reason for this is that diesel produces better mileage than gasoline engines. This means it can bolster the fleet-wide fuel economy average, which is critical to meeting U.S. regulatory requirements.

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