Forget about electric vehicles, hybrids and fuel cells for the moment. The diesel is the best alternative we have on the horizon. And that’s different than I thought a month ago. Thanks to an in-depth discussion on diesel engines recently sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers, I’ve become convinced the old clatterbox has a new lease on life in the American market. Diesels are selling like crazy in Europe, thanks to their torquey power, fuel efficiency and low carbon dioxide ...

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