CHICAGO – A recent powertrain showcase here includes drives of several General Motors Corp.-made, European-market diesel vehicles – but GM sources present a pessimistic outlook for adopting diesels in the U.S. GM says 25% to 40% reduced fuel consumption can be had with diesel versus gasoline engines. This will be needed sooner than later if forecasted shortages of gasoline develop mid-decade as both gasoline imports from Europe and U.S. domestic production decline. Yet as ...
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