Demand for Diesel Vehicles Welcomed by National Biodiesel Board
According to the Diesel Technology Forum - higher fuel prices have led to increased demand in diesel vehicles. In the U.S. - sales of diesel vehicles increased by 35-percent in the first quarter of 2012 over the same period last year. DTF Executive Director Allen Schaeffer expects clean diesel auto sales will increase even more as new diesel cars are introduced in the next year. Jennifer Weaver of the National Biodiesel Board says the growing availability of clean diesel vehicles in the U.S. is exciting. Even more encouraging - she says - is that automakers and consumers are realizing the benefits of using high quality biodiesel blends in those vehicles. All diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. market today are approved for use with at least a five-percent biodiesel blend and Weaver says the use of up to B20 biodiesel blends is approved by more than 65-percent of automakers.
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