26 Sep '12, 1pm

U.S. Car Buyers Like Hybrids, Europeans Go For Diesels; Why? via @GreenCarReports

I've tried to find some info myself just now and the main points I find are that 1) diesel engines are in general somewhat more efficient than a regular gasoline engine in generating mechanical energy from fuel. 2)Diesel fuel is more energy dense, but takes more energy to refine. From what I read, you may be producing less C02 than a comparable gasoline car per mile in the end, but probably more than, or at least hardly less than a good comparable hybrid and there are some other pollutants that diesels create more of. I am just not really convinced diesel is really much of a step up, pollution-wise.

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1079415_u-s-car-buyer...

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