Diesel switch could cut California's fuel consumption

A study funded by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) claims that California could drastically cut its fuel consumption if a high percentage of the cars, trucks, and SUVs on its roads switched to diesel power. The report said diesel-powered passenger vehicles are 35% to 50% more fuel efficient than similar sized gas-powered vehicles. Its research concluded that California save over 530 million gallons

A study funded by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) claims that California could drastically cut its fuel consumption if a high percentage of the cars, trucks, and SUVs on its roads switched to diesel power.

The report said diesel-powered passenger vehicles are 35% to 50% more fuel efficient than similar sized gas-powered vehicles. Its research concluded that California save over 530 million gallons of gasoline-equivalent fuel per year by 2030 if diesel vehicles grow to 25% of the California market.

If diesel grows to 32% of California's vehicle market, the level of use on Europe's roads, California could save up to 930 million gallons per year by 2030.

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