European Carmakers Fuel Race Between Diesels, Hybrids in US

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Behind the scenes of the clean vehi­cle debate is a race between diesel-pow­ered vehi­cles and those with hybrid pow­er plants. Euro­pean dri­vers are decid­ed­ly in favor of diesels; half of cur­rent sales are equipped with diesel engines. Amer­i­cans, on the oth­er hand, seem to favor hybrids, remem­ber­ing their expe­ri­ence with diesel cars in the 1970’s. A recent report believes diesels will win the race in the US due to cost and new diesel tech­nolo­gies.