Clean diesel technology picks up momentum in the automotive industry


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GREEN BAY, WI--Dec. 20, 2013: While a lot of the buzz in the automotive industry concerning fuel efficiency centers around hybrid and electric vehicles, there is another technology that is making headway in the consumer conscience. Clean diesel vehicles are appearing on a greater scale all the time, with several major automakers making an investment in the technology.

The interest has reached a local level in Green Bay, Wis., with one dealership offering several options. Broadway Automotive has clean diesel vehicles from Chevrolet and Volkswagen available on the lot right now. But before someone purchases a clean diesel vehicle, they usually want to know how it works. Broadway has this covered as well, with a page to help consumers learn about clean diesel vehicles.

In the past, diesel engines weren't exactly synonymous with clean emissions. Images of black smoke would conjure when the typical person would think about this kind of engine. Times have changed, as clean diesel vehicles contain a particulate filter that keeps many harmful emissions out of the air. Vehicles like the Chevy Cruze Turbo Diesel also feature exhaust gas recirculation and selective catalyst reduction to go even further in providing clean emissions.

Clean diesel vehicles do have the traditional torque figures of diesel vehicles of the past. This means that consumers looking for the most torque and best fuel efficiency can often find it with a clean diesel vehicle.

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