Friday, August 3, 2012

Clean Diesel Vehicle Sales up 27.5 Percent

Clean Diesel Vehicle Sales up 27.5 Percent:
By Huw Evans

According to information compiled by consultancy firm Baum & Associates, sales of clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. jumped by 27.5 percent during the first half of 2012.

Diesel sales have seen incremental increases in the last two years, witnessing double-digit gains in 20 out of the last 23 months. Although diesel volume in the U.S. still lags far behind that of Europe, where oil burning cars account for more than 50 percent of the market, the gains represent very significant ones, especially for a nation where, less than a decade ago, diesel was still considered a dirty word by many motorists.
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