Diesel engines make sense in North America and hybrid electric powertrains are seemingly the perfect solution for Europe. The problem is convincing Americans and Europeans of this. On this side of the ocean, the Big Three are busily working on hybrid technology while diesel engines remain, largely, a non-starter. Yet, diesels make more sense for this market than in Europe where they have soared to a third of all vehicle sales, says a perplexed Chrysler President Dieter Zetsche. The ...

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