Posted By RichC on January 1, 2017
Much has been made of the death of diesel after the VW cheating scandal … but there is still room for debate and a need for diesel vehicles – innovation benefits diesel as well as EVs.
Electricity has potential in passenger vehicles, but in its current state of innovation, it falls short to the Diesel engine. Not only are Diesels lauded for their torque and efficiency, but also for their reliability and range.
A vehicle powered by a Diesel engine is not always a dirty, lifted truck that spews coal at every chance it gets; in more economical applications, it is an engine that can obtain high fuel efficiencies without sacrificing its ability to pull a trailer. Due to this, and the considerable amounts of engineering done to it since 1893 that have brought it to this stage, the Diesel engine is not to be underestimated in the modern world, being an excellent choice not only in commercial trucks, but also in passenger vehicles.
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