To help Americans understand the clear advantages of diesel power in passenger vehicles, as an alternative to gasoline, Volkswagen has launched an informational website.
Diesel-powered passenger vehicles have traditionally been unpopular in the United States, for no clear reason. Americans have been used to cheap gas and haven’t paid much attention to emissions until recent years when gas prices began to rise, so only now are cleaner, more efficient technologies being embraced by United States drivers. Diesel fuel is generally more expensive per gallon than gasoline, but a turbo diesel is efficient enough to make up the difference.
A turbo diesel from VW might be 18% more efficient than a similar gasoline engine. For example, a Volkswagen TDI with an EPA estimate of 43 mpg would save nearly $500 per year over a vehicle that has a 28-mpg EPA estimate. With higher efficiency, a turbo diesel vehicle will also have the advantage of being able to drive farther between fill ups. If one third of the population of the United States switched to a clean diesel vehicle, the country would save 1,400,000 barrels of oil.
Diesel vehicles have been steadily gaining in popularity in the United States for the last several years. In 2012, consumers bought 284,400 light diesel vehicles, up by 78% from 160,000 vehicles from only three years ago.
Larry Roesch VW is a full service local auto dealership in Bensenville, Illinois. The dealership offers a range of new 2013 Volkswagen vehicles, including efficient, clean, turbo diesel vehicles. The dealership also offers a large selection of used vehicles, repair services, and financing. To find out more about clean diesel vehicles, contact Larry Roesch Volkswagen online.