Efficient diesel engines continue to power US vehicles

Clean diesel engines will power heavy-duty vehicles in the US for decades, according to its Department of Energy. The National Petroleum Council’s two-year study looked at the industry and Government’s […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Clean diesel engines will power heavy-duty vehicles in the US for decades, according to its Department of Energy.

The National Petroleum Council’s two-year study looked at the industry and Government’s potential actions that could reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by 50% by 2050.

The report claimed clean diesel engines would continue to be the power source due to its efficiency.

Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum said: “Diesel’s unmatched combination of availability, safety, energy-efficiency and economical operation and performance has made it the technology of choice, but it is also the environmental performance and prospects for even greater energy efficiency that make it the technology of choice for the future.

“The advances in diesel technology have improved efficiency and significantly reduced emission to the point that diesel engines are now near zero emissions.”