Diesel Revolution: Spurred And Applied

Clean-diesel vehicles are expected to dominate the 2009 US vehicle market. In regard to this calculation, automakers are racing to convert their old technology into a fuel-saving sensation.

Diesel revolution is encouraged in two developments. The first development is the venture to achieve cleaner fuel. The second venture, on the other hand, is to promulgate tougher rules on vehicle emissions.

The first development involves the improvement of filling stations nationwide. It is anticipated to start this coming October 15. This is done to accumulate enough stock of diesel fuel with sulfur content not exceeding 15 parts per million, instead of up to 500 parts per million. Shipment of ultralow-sulfur diesel has been initiated by refiners since June. Today, approximately 42% of U.S. service stations are selling diesel.

In connection with the second development, rules about vehicle emissions requiring cleaner fuel is spurred and applied. The two developments aimed at diesel …

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