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.
CNET explores the resurgance of diesel vehicles. Diesel vehicles were once scorned in the U.S. and adored in Europe. They now have the unfair tag of being dirty and inefficient.
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.
Ram's 1500 EcoDiesel breaks new ground as the first quarter-ton pickup truck offered with a diesel engine. Ram shipped the pickup in late February to strong demand. It's available in several configurations, including this base model with a standard cab. Read our driving impressions of the Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel here. Photos by Vince Taroc.
Maradyne's Turbo precleaners are designed to remove airborne debris from the incoming air before it enters the air induction system of the engine of a vehicle or piece of equipment. The precleaners help reduce downtime, increase efficiency, and lower maintenance costs, according to Maradyne.