German auto makers bringing diesel technology to the U.S. starting this year refuse to sweat over record-high prices for urea, although producers likely will pass higher costs on to the OEMs and consumers could perceive the high prices as an additional cost to ownership. “The rising urea prices will not have a material impact on the cost of AdBlue fillings for Mercedes Bluetec owners,” says Jessica Altschul, a spokeswoman for parent company Daimler AG in Washington. Daimler sells the ...
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