“This is not your grandfather's diesel. No way. Clean Diesel technology has changed everything. From the pump to the engine, it's remarkably improved the driving experience. Say good-bye to loud trips with dirtier exhaust. And hello to great MPG, powered with exhilarating performance,” so says the clean-diesel website.
You know that not only Volkswagen has Diesel cars, many other automakers produce them as well; Mercedes in the luxury lines and Maserati in the performance line-up. Yes, Maserati, Ferrari’s sister company - the two sharing many components.
You have heard much about diesel cars of late, how frugal they are in sipping fuel, how peppy they are getting away from a traffic light, how diesel racecars have won major endurance events in recent years.
Not only lately, and not just at Le Mans, diesel engine cars and trucks have been around for close to a century; the Indy 500 has seen Diesel success even before World War II, Again, you can read much more on this topic at Racing to Preserve Precious Petroleum.
BTW, spelling ‘Diesel’ with a capital D is more correct than the new, ‘simpler’ version: It was Rudolf Diesel who invented and developed the principle behind this type of engine; again, more at the above link.
Since ‘Diesels’ are in spite of everything not as common / frequent as gasoline-powered cars, motorists might be reluctant to “take the leap”.
Do not worry: Diesel fuel is available almost everywhere. If you are contemplating a new car and/or a long trip, it’s easy to find the ‘right pump’. This Petro-Canada link gives you information on where to find that brand; 339 locations in Ontario alone, many more ‘from coast to coast to coast’.
Chevrolet’s foray into Diesel power with the Cruze will help spread the advantages, and just days ago, in early September, gained one Canadian fuel consumption record; Shell lets you find Diesel availability information at this link; Esso has a no-charge Fuel Finder App. If you travel to The USA, you will find the Diesel Forum of great help in looking for one of the alternative fuels leading us towards a green future.