WASHINGTON – Diesel-vehicle buyers in the U.S. can recoup the premium they pay for their oil-burners in less than 18 months, a new study by Carnegie Mellon University researchers finds. The study was released at the recent auto show here on the 75th anniversary of the diesel engine's debut and was funded by Robert Bosch LLC. The report reveals even though car buyers pay more for diesel-powered vehicles, their total cost of ownership is reduced because of improved fuel economy and higher ...

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