Clean Diesel – Diesel Technology

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

While diesel engines offer fleets a number of advantages, including better fuel economy, their big drawback are the emissions they release. Filters can help alleviate this. Photo via istock.com

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An Affordable Way to Comply with Diesel Emissions Standards

New diesel emissions control systems significantly reduce four main emissions at a lower cost. The technologies have the additional advantage of improving vehicle performance.

Diesel particulate filters help cleanse exhaust and give us cleaner air to breathe, but they cause frequent grief and expense.

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Diesel Particulate Filters: Blessing and Curse

Diesel particulate filters help cleanse exhaust and give us cleaner air to breathe, but they cause frequent grief and expense.

Photo of GMC Sierra 2500 HD courtesy of GM.

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2015 Alt-Fuel Vehicle Introductions

If there's one common denominator in all of this year's alt-fuel offerings it's efficiency, which extends from the fuel type to include advanced materials and design.

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Volkswagen's 2.0L Four-Cylinder TDI Clean Diesel Engine

Called the EA288, the 2.0L four-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel engine is all-new for 2015. The new engine will power the 2015 Golf, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, and Jetta, all of which are set to arrive in dealer showrooms in the second half of 2014.

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel SE has a 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine that produces 140 horsepower and 236 lbs.-ft. of torque. Sales of the 2014-MY Passat to commercial fleets so far have favored 55% toward the TDI model over the gasoline version. Photo credit: Vincent Taroc.

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Diesel Reboot

Faced with tightening corporate average fuel economy standards in the U.S., automakers have turned to a new generation of cleaner burning diesel passenger cars and SUVs to help them meet the new regulations.

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Celebrating the Green Fleet All-Stars

In honor of Earth Day, we look back at the number of fleet professionals who have been acknowledged as Green Fleet Sustainability All-Stars this past year.

Georgia Tech researchers used a Smith Newton battery-electric delivery truck similar to the one above to study the total cost of ownership for medium-duty battery-electric delivery vehicles versus

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Duel on the Delivery Route: Diesel vs. Electric

A recent Georgia Tech study found that the total cost of ownership for medium-duty battery-electric and diesel urban delivery trucks were similar in every performance area except in city driving, where electric vehicles edged out diesel.

The New York City Department of Transportation has nine Kenworth T270 hybrid diesel-electric bucket trucks in service.

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NYC Turns Other Fleets Green with Envy

Running 74 percent of its vehicles on some form of alternative fuel, NYC Parks’ fleet vehicles are aggressively working to meet emissions-reduction goals.

2014-MY Ford F-150 CNG

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2014-MY Expands Fleets' OEM Green Options

The 2014 model-year will see all-new hybrid, electric, extended-range electric, compressed natural gas (CNG), diesel, and even some highly fuel-efficient gasoline models.

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Evolving diesel technologies are improving fuel economy and reducing vehicle emissions. This channel covers topics such as diesel particulate filters and diesel exhaust fluid, ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel and other improvements to traditional diesel engine technology.
 

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