Let's start importing some diesels already!

BusinessWeek gets a shoutout from us for saying what's gotta be said (as many of our readers have) -- Americans need to get over their perception of diesels as being stinky, loud slowpokes already. Truly. Part of the problem is the fact that until we get cleaner UltraLow Sulfur fuel starting in October, the stinky part may have some truth to it; however, there's something to be said for the fact that diesel is 30-percent more efficient than gasoline and current oil burners perform near to or at the level of their gasoline counterparts.

DaimlerChrysler is slowly climbing on board with its Jeep Liberty and Mercedes E-class diesel models, but we're all about the day when we, like Europe, can buy almost any car as a diesel or a gasoline model. Onwards to October!

[Source: BusinessWeek]

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