Although diesel engines currently make up about 40% of the European passenger car market, auto makers are moving slowly to increase diesel’s presence in the U.S. General Motors says diesels for light-duty vehicles, such as pickup trucks and fullsize SUVs, provide 25% to 40% reduced fuel consumption compared to gasoline engines. And a recent Automotive Industry Data report predicts that by 2010, U.S. consumers will be buying diesel-powered light trucks and SUVs at a pace of 2 million ...

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