In light of clear indications that the new U.S. administration is moving towards a position of controlling man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, new data on diesel engines' contribution to this goal takes on new meaning. Detroit Diesel Corp. (DDC) and Cummins Engine Co. Inc. engineers indicate that recent evaluation of new diesel technology — tested in light-truck and SUV applications — indicates fuel economy gains of 59% or more. Cummins engineer John Stang reports to the Society of ...

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