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Message Posted: Jun 5, 2014 1:37:57 PM

California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles according to a new analysis and data released today by the Diesel Technology Forum.The analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, SUVS, pickup trucks and vans – that were compiled by IHS Automotive (formerly R.L. Polk and Company) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through December 31, 2013.“Consumers have an ever-growing number of choices for more fuel-efficient vehicles and this analysis shows that clean diesels are gaining in popularity all across the nation,” said Allen Schaeffer, Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum. “Diesel car registrations are up 30 percent since 2010 while the overall market only increased 3.6 percent. ...

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2parrots
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 9:03:17 AM

Going diesel
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 1:08:22 AM

Always
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:58:49 AM

Diesel...
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sbphd
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:28:19 AM

always
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Bratib
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 5:03:35 PM

My next vehicle will be diesel.
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baddog58
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Message Posted: Jun 12, 2014 9:21:00 AM

Part of the reason could be that those 3 states have longer highways than others.
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outdoortechie
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Message Posted: Jun 11, 2014 12:28:49 AM

Diesels are the best as hybrid/EV vehicles have batteries that are highly toxic to manufacture and recycle along with requiring oodles of rare earth elements, which are also dangerous to mine.
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 11:28:40 PM

Interesting.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2014 5:42:09 AM

for long distance w/out lots of redlight / stop'n'go traffic, diesel is the engine.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2014 5:44:04 AM

esp. for towing, diesel is the only way to go.
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jay93LA
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 8:24:04 AM

old
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BrewCrew
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 7:22:50 AM

THE 3 BEST VACATION SPOTS !!
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MAC48
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 12:40:39 AM

We will definitely take a good long look at the diesel option when we buy our next pickup.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 7, 2014 12:29:16 AM

Alternatives to gas are being adopted.
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lesndave
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 11:54:13 PM

Not surprising
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remay
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 10:18:09 PM

More positive news for diesel and hybrid vehicles...
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 9:30:53 PM

In Europe we love Diesels...
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WILLCALLUT
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 7:05:01 PM

WOULDN'T HAVE A DIESEL
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 6:04:40 PM

States with lots of people and wide open spaces.
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dlemma
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 4:14:02 PM

so?
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 3:27:29 PM

Good stuff...
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 2:10:10 PM

California, Texas & Florida Lead U.S. in High-Mileage Diesel & Hybrid Vehicles. Consumers have a growing number of choices for more fuel efficient vehicles and this analysis shows that clean diesels are gaining in popularity all across the nation. Diesel car registrations are up 30 percent since 2010 while the overall market only increased 3.6 percent.
*Cal, Tex, and FL are the bigger states too, surprise on the numbers of vehicles! **I will stay with my gasoline vehicle for now, I can't afford anything else for now! *Diesel has more BTU's, so mpg is much better than gasoline.
***My vehicle has manual door locks, hand operated roll up windows and wing windows in both front doors. It's Good to Go! NO Natural Gas, Ethanol, Electricity, Computer, Fuel Cell, Black Box, OR....... Diesel. It's been good to go since day one! **Putz!! bwaaa ha ha ha !...
Drive vehicles with high mpg, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 1:36:48 PM

GFJ - "Flex fuel vehicles have the advantage with lower price but finding E85 can be a problem. Diesel would be my second choice if the price of diesel wasn't so much higher than gasoline."

You can't go just by the price per gallon. You've got to figure in the mpg to get cost per mile.
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JimL1
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 1:02:55 PM

Well it seems that in some states people are getting things right.
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F81M
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:54:51 PM

Old.
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GatorGuy
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:50:25 PM

Not surprised since California has the highest gas prices in the nation.
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jpj23
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:43:54 PM

I've driven diesel cars in Europe. They get great mileage, have great passing power and except when you floor it they don't spew clouds of soot like they use to. Diesel engines have come a long way!
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Keepingoin
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:42:45 PM

Looking at the list of the top 10 states they're scattered all over the country.
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truckpdlr
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:34:22 PM

Not for me thanks
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5Golfer8
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:32:43 PM

I drive a high mileage diesel from 1996.

[Edited by: 5Golfer8 at 6/6/2014 12:33:13 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:31:26 PM

Not for me
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DatThao
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:31:08 PM

Good for C T F.
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XeniaBilliards
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:30:29 PM

No thanks.
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jimfikes
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:30:23 PM

Well, since in Texas we have nothing but long distances to drive, we need all the help we can get.
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YPSI
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:29:59 PM

California also leads US in higher gas prices
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gaka2001
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:28:20 PM

Let other states take clue from this
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satrn38mpg
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:27:28 PM

not interested in diesel vehicle >>
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GFJ
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:26:57 PM

Flex fuel vehicles have the advantage with lower price but finding E85 can be a problem. Diesel would be my second choice if the price of diesel wasn't so much higher than gasoline.
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mycar2
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:26:23 PM

why do i need to know this?
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Emmamae1
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:23:13 PM

lots of people in those states
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dkp1960
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:22:42 PM

Need hydrogen.
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Tamas2evil
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:22:32 PM

still not interested in either.
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:21:37 PM

We have to TEXAS is big really big it can be a country
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bowler360
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:21:16 PM

hmmm.
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MUSTANGJIM
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:20:37 PM


Diesel, still not clean enough for me.
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Ray_10589
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:18:28 PM

Not bad ... ... ...
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:17:29 PM

Diesel is always much higher in my area...
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:17:23 PM

I heard that.
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Helms
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:16:44 PM

Put me in coach.....I'm ready to drive!!!
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jimedB
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2014 12:16:18 PM

What makes sense is that the states with the highest number of registered vehicles would also be highest in hybrids and diesel cars. Compared to the total number of registered vehicles in these states the numbers are not as good as the article wants to make you believe.
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