50 MPG+ And Cleaner Than Gasoline: Where Are The ‘Clean-Diesels’?
Since last year, many of us have been eagerly awaiting the introduction of ‘clean-diesels’: the 2008-2009 models touted as having superior mileage and cleaner emissions than comparable gas models.
Strangely, promised 2008 models didn’t materialize, and I had
trouble finding more on the story. As far as I can tell, we’ll
just have to look forward to next summer’s release of the 2009 VW Jetta TDI.
it’s the first diesel to meet the world’s toughest emissions standards, California’s Tier II, bin 5,
earning it clean-diesel status. If you noticed the recent lack of
diesel vehicles for sale (especially in CA), it was the direct result
of reengineering emissions systems: