Diesel Technology Forum: U.S. Consumers Continue To Choose Diesel In The Most Popular Vehicle Segments
Automakers continue to add new diesel options, signaling confidence, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Diesel holds 3 percent of the total U.S. automotive market, 13 percent of the truck segment and 5 percent of the van segment, a 44 percent increase over 2016.
U.S. Diesel Market Shows Resilience In 2016 As Passenger Vehicle Registrations Increase By More Than 280,000
Texas continued to be number one in the nation in total number of registered diesel vehicles, ahead of California, Florida, Washington and Pennsylvania.
Health Effects Institute (HEI) conducted an independent study of new technology diesel engines to determine whether the engines achieved the expected emissions reductions, thereby improving air quality for public health, as well as whether the new technologies resulted in any unintended increases in emission components. The study concluded that exposure to new technology diesel exhaust does not cause any increase in the risk of lung cancer or other significant adverse health effects in study animals.