Friday, November 21, 2008

VW 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel Engine

VW 2.0 l TDI Clean Diesel engine, originally uploaded by beedubz.

VW's Jetta TDI diesel won green car of the year.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A clean-burning diesel sedan, Volkswagen AG's Jetta TDI, won the "Green Car of the Year" award at the Los Angeles auto show on Thursday, the first time a diesel-powered car has taken the industry's top environmental honor.

"This signals that clean diesel has arrived," said Ron Cogan, editor of Green Car Journal, the trade magazine that awards the prize.

Diesel, a conventional combustion approach long favored by Europeans, has been making inroads into the U.S. market as a here-and-now option to make engines run more economically and pollute less.

It gets 41 mpg. Here is a picture. This guy has modified his for corn oil and claims 55 mpg.

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