This week, the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) says it is highlighting advancements in clean diesel technology – including two of the world's most fuel-efficient vehicles – at the 2013 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit.
‘Diesel technology has made tremendous advancements in recent years as manufacturers have invested billions of dollars in new research and development,’ says Allen Schaeffer, the executive director of the DTF. ‘The NCSL summit provides us an excellent opportunity to showcase the latest in clean diesel technology to policymakers from all 50 states.”
The DTF says the 39th annual NCSL summit, being held in Atlanta from Aug. 12-15, will host 5,000 legislative, government and business attendees. DTF's exhibit will highlight state-specific fact sheets, multi-media presentations, charts of the Top 10 states for diesel passenger vehicle and heavy-duty truck registrations, and discussions with representatives from DTF and the diesel industry.
The exhibit will also include the newly introduced 2014 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel car and the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI clean diesel.
According to the group, the 2104 Chevy Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel is equipped with modern clean diesel technology that averages 46 mpg on the highway. In June, the DTF says the 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI set a new record for the lowest fuel consumption in the 48 contiguous U.S. states for a non-hybrid car category by averaging 77.99 miles per gallon during a 14-day trip that covered 8,122 miles.