What next? Socialized medicine?
A new report (PDF) claims that more Americans are likely to opt for diesel vehicles over hybrids in the near future in the quest for fuel economy: total sales of hybrids and diesels will hit 2.7 million annually by 2012, and diesels will account for more than half (1.5 million) of those sales.
“A new diesel’s cost burden is lower than hybrid’s for similar fuel economy — even with the ‘clean’ technologies needed to meet tough U.S. emissions regulations (including California),” the report claims.
Good or bad, there’s little doubt that more diesel vehicles are on the horizon.