NPR: a huge boom on clean diesel vehicles

NPR: a huge boom on clean diesel vehicles

I was at the 2013 Washington auto show and met some of the Robert Bosch LLC, Diesel Systems North American engineers. They showed me some of the new clean diesel projects they were working on. Bosch predicts there will 54 diesel vehicles available in the U.S. by 2017 in North America, including 22 new models in 2013.
When you read Bosch’s, A future with Clean Diesel, you can see the benefit’s, “The diesel vehicles of 2020 will consume around a third less fuel and emit a third less CO2 than today.” Add this to the low end torque you get from diesel and it looks pretty appealing.
For car manufacturers diesel could be a blessing as well. The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) requirements are required to achieve 54.5 mpg level by 2025.
Stacey Vanek Smith, senior reporter for Marketplace, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about clean diesel and the new vehicles that are coming out.

By | 2016-09-25T14:32:11+00:00 February 11th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Chicago Auto Show (CAS), Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Diesel, Featured, Newsletter, NPR, Podcasts|0 Comments

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L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.