So, what's holding American drivers back from demanding modern clean diesels? There are a few problems, and the high cost of diesel fuel has been one major deterrent. Perhaps that pricing disparity will also be a thing of the past, as the most recent national polling data shows that the average gallon of diesel fuel costs just under that of premium gasoline (218.6 pennies per gallon of diesel versus 219.8 for premium). The best news is that there is more potential energy in each gallon of diesel, making a full tank last longer and make more power than a comparable tank of gasoline. So, is it finally time to reconsider diesel?
[Source: EIA via The Car Connection]