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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT DIESEL

"We are placing the bet now that it's time to start getting people attuned to the idea of diesel. We think it offers a lot of potential."
Bernard Robertson, DaimlerChrysler’s senior vice president for engineering technologies and regulatory affairs,
as quoted in Automotive News
(January 20, 2003)

"I sense that the door is swinging open on the regulatory front to more diesels. Today's diesels are very elegant, high-performance machines."
John Smith, General Motors’ head of vehicle sales,
as quoted in Reuters
(January 17, 2003)

"Diesels are a better technical solution."
Bernd Pischetsrieder, Volkswagen Chief Executive Officer,
as quoted in Detroit News
(January 10, 2003)

"If the cost of motoring is worrying you, and diesel power...never appealed before, now really could be the time to think again."
Cornish Guardian
(January 9, 2003)

"We've got the potential for huge fuel savings for the military, for saving millions of dollars and for benefits for the commercial world."
Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), on diesel hybrid military vehicles,
Detroit News
(January 9, 2003)

"We do believe diesel represents a great opportunity for the (U.S.) altogether."
DaimlerChrysler President and CEO Dieter Zetsche,
as quoted in The New York Times
(January 8, 2003)

"It seems evident that diesel power is going to become increasingly important in the North American auto market."
American Metal Market
(January 3, 2003)

"We need to respond in times of crisis. We need that generating capacity as a hospital."
Fort Worth-area hospital spokesperson, on the value of diesel generators,
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
(January 3, 2003)

"I do believe diesel fuel is a more efficient way (to improve fuel consumption)."
DaimlerChrysler President and CEO Dieter Zetsche,
as quoted in The Detroit News
(January 3, 2003)

"(Diesels) are beginning to seem more like logical alternatives to gasoline power as market forces, regulations and advancements in technology converge…wide use of diesels would reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil and trim consumers' fuel bills."
David Kiley
USAToday
(December 26, 2002)

"If you want to make an impact on fuel economy without sacrificing utility, diesel is really the only game in town. These new-generation clean diesels are game-changing technology."
David Cole, president, Center for Automotive Research
as quoted in AutoWeek
(December 23, 2002)

"In recent years the diesel passenger car market share in the EU has skyrocketed while air quality in most places has improved, and this trend is doing anything but slowing down."
Matt Davis
AutoWeek
(December 23, 2002)

"Diesel power will figure in all of our futures."
Matt Davis
AutoWeek
(December 23, 2002)

"Europe has relied more and more on diesel technology to address fuel economy and emissions concerns, with 35 percent of all new cars and trucks powered by diesel engines."
Lawrence Ulrich
Knight-Ridder News Service (published in the Philadelphia Inquirer)
(December 22, 2002)

"Clean diesel engines can deliver improved fuel-efficiency, the power Americans like and the emissions (some) regulators can accept."
Daniel Howes
Detroit News
(December 22, 2002)

"That's going to change the game."
Dr. Jeffrey Runge, Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
referring to the coming of ultra low-sulfur fuel and the development of clean, fuel-efficient diesel engines in Automotive News
(December 16, 2002)

"It's easy to understand why diesels are the engine of choice for companies that move a lot of freight. They're economical, consuming about one-third less fuel than gasoline engines for the same amount of power. And they're durable, able to run 500,000 miles or more with regular maintenance."
Russell Clemings
The Fresno Bee
(December 15, 2002)

"In Europe, so many consumers are turning to common-rail diesels that the European Community is dumping excess gasoline on the U.S. market."
Warren Brown
Washington Post
(December 13, 2002)

"The new (Ford 6.0-liter Diesel) Power Stroke is a remarkable convergence of state-of-the-art turbo-diesel technology."
Bill Visnic, Editor
Wards Auto World
(December 10, 2002)

"(DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche) sees opportunity. And those who don't see it might want to consider paying closer attention to the new voices swirling around the diesel engine debate in Detroit, Washington and California."
Daniel Howes
Detroit News
(December 3, 2002)

"The diesel chatter is rising."
Daniel Howes
Detroit News
(December 3, 2002)

"At a time when many Americans are worrying about their dependence on foreign oil, making fuel consumption a legitimate concern, the diesel debate (DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter) Zetsche seeks is worth having. Let's have at it."
Daniel Howes
Detroit News
(December 3, 2002)

"A growing number of trailer boaters are turning to diesel."
Trailer Boats
(December 1, 2002)

"The latest diesel technology is clean and powerful as well as fuel-efficient, boosting mileage by at least 25 percent."
Paul Eisenstein
The Car Connection
(November 27, 2002)

"This diesel Liberty is an opportunity to test customer acceptance of modern, clean-burning diesel technology...The best way to show our confidence in diesel technology is to bring a modern, clean diesel passenger vehicle to market."
DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche, as quoted by the
Associated Press
(November 27, 2002)

"I have driven the latest generation of diesels and, lo and behold, they are remarkably civilized beasts."
DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche,
As quoted by the Associated Press
(November 26, 2002)

"Diesels are just getting better and better and better all the time."
DaimlerChrysler Head of Engineering Technologies Bernard Robertson
As quoted in The Detroit News
(November 26, 2002)

"Today's modern diesel vehicles should be part of the solution to improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide emissions,"
DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche
As quoted in a company news release
(November 25, 2002)

"Clean, lean-burning diesel is the way of the future for the American consumer."
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), in remarks delivered at the Diesel Technology Forum’s Diesel Issues Forum
Detroit News
(November 22, 2002)

"If it's clean air you want, then diesels are the choice."
Summarizing the message of a new technical paper from the Southwest Research Institute
In Automotive NewsWire
(November 19, 2002)

"The U.S. environmental movement tends to oppose all things diesel, even though diesels now account for 40 percent of all new passenger vehicles sold in Europe. When will this knee-jerk opposition to diesels end?"
Warren Brown
Washington Post
(November 17, 2002)

"I have driven the latest generation of diesels and, lo and behold, they are remarkably civilized beasts."
By David Booth
National Post
(November 8, 2002)

"I purchased a VW Jetta TDi in February 2002 and have been delighted with it. I consistently get 46 MPG in mixed driving and my routine servicing amounts to an oil change every 10,000 miles. The car is responsive (5-speed) around town and a pleasure on the freeway; the engine is quiet and cruises right at the high spot in its torque curve; passing is great!"
Diesel Owner, Bothell, WA
Submitted as feedback to www.dieselforum.org
(November 4, 2002)

"Can you tell me if there are plans to market any compact to mid sized SUVs in North America in the near future? My family needs a new vehicle, which for our lifestyle calls for an SUV, and I don't want to buy a gas-powered vehicle just to find out I could have waited another month or so and gotten a diesel."
Diesel Owner, Portland,OR
Submitted as feedback to www.dieselforum.org
(November 4, 2002)

"My new five-speed Beetle averages 53-54 miles per gallon (MPG) on the interstate at 70 miles per hour (MPH). My wife's automatic transmission Jetta averages about 49-50 MPG at 70 MPH. The Beetle will get 45-46 MPG at 85 MPH."
Diesel Owner, Poplar Bluff, MO
Submitted as feedback to www.dieselforum.org
(November 1, 2002)

"In an amazing epiphany, Dr. (Alan) Lloyd has decided that the once-despised diesel has potential both in terms of saving fossil fuels (and therefore, cleaning up the atmosphere) and getting him off the hook with his zero-emissions mandate…The basic fact is this: diesels make sense for passenger cars"
Brock Yates
Tech Central Station
(November 1, 2002)

"There may be a diesel in your future after all."
Frank Hotchkiss
Tribune Media Services
(November 1, 2002)

"Diesel power now commands about one-third of Western Europe's new passenger-car market, and most industry analysts expect that share to grow."
Jeffrey Ball
The Wall Street Journal
(October 24, 2002)

"Today's diesel vehicles in Europe are cleaner and quieter than their predecessors, though still not as clean and quiet as gasoline models. They're also often more fun to drive."
Jeffrey Ball
The Wall Street Journal
(October 24, 2002)

"Clean diesel sounds like an oxymoron. It's not."
Margo Oge, director of the EPA's office of transportation and air quality, as quoted in
The Wall Street Journal
(October 24, 2002)

"Ten years ago, I wouldn't have believed what I'm telling you now. However, we have confidence that, given past history, the auto industry will rise to the challenge, and we will have light-duty diesel in the U.S. and California."
Dr. Alan Lloyd, as quoted in
The Wall Street Journal
(October 24, 2002)

"A new generation of high-tech diesels developed for Europe bear little resemblance to the smoke-spewers that Americans remember from the 1970s and 1980s…it's possible that within five years -- tomorrow in the world of cars and trucks -- the auto industry will have bridged that gap."
Dr. Alan Lloyd, as quoted in
The Wall Street Journal
(October 24, 2002)

"In a striking change of heart that could alter the kinds of cars and trucks Americans drive, the chairman of the powerful California Air Resources Board is taking a new look at diesel vehicles."
Jeffrey Ball
The Wall Street Journal
(October 24, 2002)

"Demand in Britain for cars with diesel engines has exploded during the last year...some experts predict that diesels will outsell petrol cars in Europe by 2005.”"
Jorn Madslien
BBC News
(October 23, 2002)

"[Nissan is] studying diesel for the future; we clearly believe there are needs for fuel economy beyond what we can get from gasoline."
Nissan’s Larry Dominique, as quoted in
TheCarConnection.com
(October 21, 2002)

"Jag[uar]'s deadly rivals have been scoring points with diesel models for years and with the latest hightech engines, the Jaguar will be typical of the new generation of sophisticated derv-burning performers, which are virtually indistinguishable from their petrol equivalents."
Steve Hughes
Birmingham Post
(October 18, 2002)

"Frenzied development in recent months shows just how high a priority diesel engines have become for the former Big Three."
Mark Phelan
Detroit Free Press
(October 17, 2002)

"The current generation of diesels is totally different from most people's perception of the engines."
Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Fred Heiler, as quoted in the
Detroit Free Press
(October 17, 2002)

"Engineering advances in the last decade have made today's diesels cleaner, quieter and more efficient."
Susan Carney
Detroit News
(October 17, 2002)

"With lower sulfur and new technology, we can build truly clean diesel vehicles that will be as clean or cleaner than many other vehicles, including many gasoline-powered vehicles."
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), in a letter to the editor
Detroit News
(October 9, 2002)

"The next generation of clean-burning diesel engines and vehicles can have tremendous environmental benefits, with fuel economy ratings that already approach 80 miles per gallon."
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), in a letter to the editor
Detroit News
(October 9, 2002)

"Use of clean diesel vehicles can reduce emissions of all kinds and help alleviate our dependence on foreign oil."
U.S. Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), in a letter to the editor
Detroit News
(October 9, 2002)

"Sales of diesel cars reached new heights in Britain last month as more and more drivers make the switch to oil burners to save money on tax and help the environment."
Belfast News Letter
(October 9, 2002)

"We think there are a lot of reasons for EPA institutionally to support the introduction of diesel."
Jeffrey Holmstead, EPA Assistant Administrator, as quoted in
InsideFuelsAndVehicles.com
(October 1, 2002)

"Diesel fuel should be an important part of the future of the transportation sector."
Jeffrey Holmstead, EPA Assistant Administrator, as quoted in
InsideFuelsAndVehicles.com
(October 1, 2002)

"Diesel is part of the solution to our energy problem."
Margo Oge, Director of the EPA’s Office of Air & Radiation, as quoted in
InsideFuelsAndVehicles.com
(October 1, 2002)

"Clean diesel is one of the most effective strategies to address fuel efficiency and energy needs."
Margo Oge, Director of the EPA’s Office of Air & Radiation, as quoted in
InsideFuelsAndVehicles.com
(October 1, 2002)

"Current diesel engines are dramatically more efficient than conventional gasoline engines in terms of both fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions. Diesel engines also have the potential to meet stringent requirements regarding local emissions."
Auto industry CEOs at the Paris auto show, as quoted in the
Los Angeles Times
(September 28, 2002)

"While North Americans continue to ignore diesel-powered cars in vast numbers, the Europeans are embracing them in a big way as the efficient motive force moves into ever-more vehicles - including some you wouldn't expect."
Alex Law
Toronto Star
(September 28, 2002)

"Today's diesels…deliver everything the normal petrol engine can - and then some."
Jim Currie
The Scotsman
(September 14, 2002)

"A small but growing cadre of Volkswagen owners are ga-ga about their diesel-powered cars."
Mark Yost
The Wall Street Journal
(September 10, 2002)

"What needs to occur in the United States is a more open, less politically charged discussion of new diesel technology, its benefits and drawbacks."
Warren Brown
Washington Post
(September 6, 2002)

"The economic arguments for buying diesel have never been stronger...greener and leaner diesels are expected to dominate the market over the next decade."
Derek Black
Belfast Telegraph
(September 5, 2002)

"If you haven't driven a diesel lately, find one, take your friends for a ride, and make sure they keep abreast of upcoming regulations."
G.R. Whale
Motor Trend's Truck Trend
(September/October 2002)

"Diesel vehicles are decidedly better than conventional cars in one respect that's very important to environmentalists: they release far fewer greenhouse gases."
The Detroit News (editorial)
(August 28, 2002)

"American environmental groups should take a cue from their European counterparts and not allow their ultimate vision to derail significant incremental gains in fuel economy. Dingell's diesel push deserves serious consideration."
The Detroit News (editorial)
(August 28, 2002)

"New diesel emissions technology and more like it being developed by other automakers can reduce soot and NOx emissions to those of the cleanest gasoline engines, although you don't see that in the Sierra Club's discussion of diesel engines."
Daniel Howes
The Detroit News
(August 27, 2002)

"If you can get 70 or 50 miles a gallon (in a diesel), it will eliminate a lot of warfare over (Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE) and gas-guzzling and whatever. You can get your CAFE practically up and your fuel use down."
Rep. John Dingell (D-MI), as quoted in
The Detroit News
(August 27, 2002)

"With clean diesel technology and cleaner diesel fuels available here and now, diesels will remain competitive in the marketplace for years to come."
ASE Blue Seal Tech News
(Fall 2002)

"Ultra-low sulfur diesel, or even blends of standard diesel with 10% water [emulsions], can reduce bus emissions substantially. Combined with advanced emissions control systems that require low-sulfur fuels, these systems can result in diesel buses with emissions comparable to most alternative fuels and relatively low vehicle cost."
From Bus Systems for the Future, an August 2002 International Energy Agency study, as excerpted in
World Fuels Today
(August 19, 2002)

"People think of diesel, and they think of belching buses. Diesel has come a long way, and we would like it to be part of the solution."
Ford Motor Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Ford Jr., as quoted in
USA Today
(August 9, 2002)

"We should get diesels in the mix because it's one way we could get 10 to 15 percent fuel-economy improvement."
General Motors vice chairman Robert Lutz, as quoted in
The New York Times
(August 8, 2002)

"I am absolutely convinced that diesels hold the very best promise for this nation. Right now. Today."
Kurt Liedtke, Chairman, Robert Bosch Corporation, as quoted in
CarConnection.com
(August 8, 2002)

"Clean diesel is something that in this country hasn't been well received. People think of the belching buses of the '70s and '80s, but diesels have come a long way."
Ford Motor Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Ford Jr. as quoted in the
Los Angeles Times
(August 8, 2002)

"We would like diesel to be part of the solution here (in the U.S.)."
Ford Motor Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Ford Jr. as quoted in the
Wall Street Journal
(August 7, 2002)

"You would never know (the Peugeot 206 Hdi) was a diesel. There was no smoke or rattle, just eager performance and a slick gear change, and most incredibly of all, a low fuel consumption...""
Bob Murray, as quoted in
UK Newsquest
(August 6, 2002)

"Diesel is a readily available technology. I just cannot see (the U.S.) as a country not finding the appropriate introduction of diesel."
John Sanderson, CEO, Siemens VDO Automotive Corp. as quoted in
Automotive News
(August 5, 2002)

"Diesel engines are rapidly becoming the way of the future for passenger cars…the technology, too is improving in leaps and bounds."
Cameron Mcgavin
The Age (Melbourne)
(August 3, 2002)

"With today's direct injection technology, the downsides of driving diesels have all but disappeared."
Motor Trend
(August 2002)

"Diesel engines are all the rage in the car game at present and no right thinking automaker can be without one."
Essex Chronicle (UK)
(June 27, 2002)

"Europeans seem to have an entirely different sort of solution to the gas crunch, and that is the diesel engine... I think that a lot of buyers, particularly in Europe, find that diesels are an alternative that delivers nearly as good fuel economy (as gasoline hybrids) without having to start, essentially, all over again with breakthrough technology."
Paul Eisenstein (of The Car Connection) on National Public Radio
(June 23, 2002)

"The diesel boom goes on, with a huge move towards diesel sales in the UK in the last 18 months."
UK Newsquest
(June 23, 2002)

"Millions of motorists are waking up to the wonders of diesel."
Graeme Lennox and Avril Cadden
Scottish Sunday Mail
(June 23, 2002)

"You will cut the cost of motoring if you join the diesel revolution."
Graeme Lennox and Avril Cadden
Scottish Sunday Mail
(June 23, 2002)

"Gone are the days of the smoke-spewing hulks that droned up and down our highways."
Graeme Lennox and Avril Cadden
Scottish Sunday Mail
(June 23, 2002)

"Today's diesels are quieter, cleaner, nippier and more enjoyable to drive than the clunky engines of 10 years ago."
Irish News
(June 19, 2002)

"All in all, this move to diesel looks quite promising-everyone's optimistic, Houston's on its way to having much cleaner air..."
Austin American Statesman
(June 17, 2002)

"If diesel accounted for only 30 percent of California's fleet of motor vehicles, estimates are that fuel consumed by vehicles in California could be cut in half"
Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) in his June 6 address to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
(June 6, 2002)

"Diesel is the way of the future, and I am hopeful that it's short-term benefits will not be overlooked by the Administration or the Congress, even as we examine longer term strategies."
Rep. John D. Dingell (D-MI) in his June 6 address to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
(June 6, 2002)

"It's more a question of can you afford not to do it."
Harris County (TX) Judge Robert Eckels, on the cost of convertingg Houston's Department of Transportation fleet to clean diesel to improve air quality
as quoted in the Associated Press

"In Europe, car makers have agreed to lower their carbon dioxide emissions and the biggest building block for that is diesel - I don't see that changing."
JD Power analyst Al Bedwell
as quoted in Planet Ark (May 31, 2002)

"When drivers in North America think of diesel, they still think of loud trucks belching black smoke, but today's diesels are leaner, cleaner and quieter."
Dave Szczupak, Navistar International
as quoted in the Associated Press (May 29, 2002)

"Diesels have come a long way in a short time."
Macarthur Chronicle (Australia) (May 28, 2002)

"The advancement of diesel engines, in power, smoothness, fuel economy and emissions has been strong over the past year or so and unless a manufacturer has a new-generation diesel, they'll be left behind."
Stuart Innes
The Advertiser (Australia) (May 25, 2002)

"European automakers have made vast improvements in diesels in the past five years, so much so that you may not even know that you're driving a diesel-powered vehicle if somebody didn't tell you. Today's diesels are quiet, they don't belch smoke and they don't stink like a big city bus. What's better, they now provide the kind of performance that's comparable with a gasoline engine."
William Rapai
CarConnection.com
(May 20, 2002)

"People barely notice the difference between diesel and petrol these days."
Luke Bosdet, AA of the UK
Daily Star (May 10, 2002)

"In these days of high fuel prices, can there be better justification for switching to diesel?"
"Forget Everything You Ever Heard: Diesel isn't Dull"
The Irish Times (May 8, 2002)

"The new-wave (diesel fuel injection) process results in passenger cars that are as quick and quiet as their petroleum -fuelled counterparts, but with astonishing fuel economy."
"New Diesels Do It Better"
Perth Sunday Times (May 5, 2002)

"Technology beat the clatter and smoke of diesel car engines. It's time for a U.S. comeback."
Michelle Krebs
Popular Science (April 2002)

"In the past decade, diesel technology has revved ahead."
Michelle Krebs
Popular Science (April 2002)

"I think the best alternative fuels is one we already have, but this country doesn't want to produce: No. 1 refined diesel fuel."
Jay Leno, "Driving Fuelishly"
Popular Mechanics (April 2002)

"Just as heavy-duty truck buyers already favor diesels for economic and utility reasons, consumers might make the same decisions if diesels were more widely available in smaller vehicles."
David Dwight of HyperCar (an affiliate of the Rocky Mountain Institute)
Fort Worth Star Telegram (April 28, 2002)

"Without fanfare a new class of vehicle is on the rise - the high-performance diesel."
Andrew Frankel
Sunday Times of London (April 28, 2002)

"However oxymoronic it may sound, the high performance diesel is not simply here to stay, it will in time assume as great a presence on (UK) roads as its petrol powered equivalents."
Andrew Frankel
Sunday Times of London (April 28, 2002)

"Clean diesel seems to be the right choice."
Dana Kauffman, WMATA Board member
Washington Times (April 24, 2002)

"Suddenly there does appear to be a lot of proponents for diesel engines."
Automotive News (April 22, 2002)

"With gasoline prices as they are and diesel technology forging ahead, as it should have years ago...sales of the humble oil burner are taking off as never before."
Phil Bailey
The Montreal Gazette (April 12, 2002)

"Our political leaders have chose to ignore a much simpler and more immediately available solution (to reduce the U.S. demand for foreign oil): diesel fuel."
James K. Hammitt and David Ropeik
The Sacramento Bee (April 7, 2002)

"(Sen. John Kerry,) it's time for you and your supporters to end your knee-jerk opposition to all things diesel."
Warren Brown
Washington Post (March 18, 2002)

"Dramatic improvements in fuel efficiency could be achieved if Washington allowed automakers to market diesel-powered vehicles."
"Gas And Gasbags... Or, The Open Road And Its Enemies"
National Review (March 25, 2002)

"Today's automobile diesel engine…is a high-tech juggernaut, markedly more sophisticated than the gasoline engine."
Bill Visnic
"Improved Diesel Engines Sell in Europe, Not Here; The New Breed is Quieter, Cleaner, More Powerful"
The Plain Dealer (March 7, 2002)

"(This) new breed of diesels combine a blend of refinement, performance, and economy that has to be experienced to be believed."
Phil Llewellin
"Not Such an Old Diesel Burner"
The Scotsman (March 6, 2002)

"Fuel-efficient diesel-powered cars and trucks, in fact, are everywhere (in London); and they're not spewing smoky particulate matter, or creating noise pollution with engine clatter."
Warren Brown
"London a lesson in fuel saving: Brits accept idea they can't gobble up resources for a song"
Edmonton Journal (February 26, 2002)

"Diesels are far cleaner today than the old black-smoke spewing models of 30 years ago. Today's models emit 63 percent less nitrogen oxides (NOx) and 83 percent less soot than in the early 1970s. Diesel engines can currently match gasoline powered cars in all emission categories except NOx."
"Diesel, Clean Coal Energy Equal Energy Independence"
Detroit News (February 17, 2002)

"Diesel is the simplest way to accomplish dramatic gains in fuel efficiency without changing the way America makes or markets vehicles, and without requiring a new fuel distribution system. Embracing clean coal and clean diesel as the fuels of the near future is the best way to cut petroleum consumption without stifling the economy."
"Diesel, Clean Coal Energy Equal Energy Independence"
Detroit News (February 17, 2002)

"Modern diesel engines really are very clean. The old view was that they emit more nitrous oxides than petrol engines, and chuck out sooty particulates which are seen as another threat. The truth is that today's diesel engines have a particulates trap which (they claim) almost eliminates emissions. The modern diesel engine is cleaner in every other respect and produces significantly less carbon dioxide, justifying a lower tax demand."
"Tax and the Pollution Confusion"
UK Newsquest Regional Press-This is Wiltshire (February 10, 2002)

"...Because diesel gets much better mileage, it could become the favored internal-combustion system in gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles."
Ben Dobbin
"Diesel Motors to Get a Makeover"
Associated Press (February 3, 2002)

"Virtually everything you did this morning -- the cereal and milk you had for breakfast, clothes you decided to wear, the car you drove to work and even how you sent your kids off to school -- involved a diesel-powered truck or bus. A truck has at some point shipped most consumer goods in the US, while buses remain critical to transporting students to and from school."
John S. Hawkins, President of Cloud 9 Shuttle Inc.
"Alternative Fuels and The Marketplace"
The San Diego Union-Tribune (November 20, 2001)

"The latest generation of light-duty diesel engines offers healthy performance, quiet operation and mileage rates that are upwards of 60 per cent better than equivalent gasoline engines."
Tim Lougheed, Writer
"Clean, Green...Diesel?: North Americans Tend to Shun Diesel-Powered Cars. But Technology May Be About to Change that Attitude"
The Ottawa Citizen (November 16, 2001)

"The latest diesel cars on offer are all brilliant pieces of technology. They're no longer slow -- some of them produce more torque and horsepower than the petrol version, and gradually they have become the preferred choice for those who are prepared to ignore the old image of diesels and find out the truth for themselves."
"Taxing Time for Choosing Your Next Car"
UK Newsquest Regional Press (July 25, 2001)

"Diesels will make a big comeback in the United States in the second half of this decade... Advances in diesel technologies, such as the common-rail injection systems that make a diesel engine run quieter, reduce emissions and improve fuel economy, will help U.S. consumers to accept diesels in light trucks and cars...Virtually every major vehicle manufacturer is looking at bringing diesel back to the U.S., or bringing it for the first time. It is a huge trend."
Thad Males, Director of Alternative Power Technologies at J.D. Power and Associates, California
"VW Diesel Inventory Wiped Out"
Automotive News (July 23, 2001)

"These and other steps that can be continued and improved will allow the use of the diesel engine, with its superior fuel consumption, to continue to benefit society while greatly reducing its negative environmental and health impacts. The next 10 years can become the decade of the clean diesel."
Alan Lloyd, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board
"Decade of the Clean Diesel Coming, State Air Regulator Tells Orlando Meeting"
BNA Daily (July 2001)

"It's hard to judge, but if the industry can resolve such image, regulatory and other issues, there is a "significant chance" that diesel-powered vehicles may account for "more than 10%" of annual U.S. demand for cars and light trucks over the next decade."
Gerhard Schmidt, Ford Motor Co.'s new Research Chief
"Ford Research Head: Diesel Could Grab 10% of U.S. Market"
Wall Street Journal (June 5, 2001)

"Diesel fuel injector systems are the rage in Europe, with 40 percent of new car registrations being passenger vehicles with diesel engines."
Kurt Liedtke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Bosch Corp./North American operations
"Charleston, S.C., Plant is World's Largest Manufacturer of Fuel Injectors"
The Post and Courier (Charleston, S.C.) (June 2, 2001)

"Most of the world is diesel friendly. The current EPA regulations make it very difficult to use diesel technology."
Harry Pearce, GM Vice-Chairman
"More Focus on Diesel..."
Sacramento Bee (June 1, 2001)

"Diesels are trendy. The customers for diesels are younger and more affluent, and those are the people who are trendsetters."
Thierry Dombreval, Senior Vice President for Marketing at Renault
"It Gets 78 Miles a Gallon, but U.S. Snubs Diesel"
The New York Times (May 27, 2001)

"I believe it is just a matter of time before the United States comes around to diesel. The technology has moved ahead so much. Fifty miles to the gallon is normal, and you don't even know you are driving a diesel."
David W. Thursfield, Chief Executive of Ford of Europe
"It Gets 78 Miles a Gallon, but U.S. Snubs Diesel"
The New York Times (May 27, 2001)

"A liter of diesel takes one farther and produces fewer greenhouse gases. The big problem with diesel is the small particulates, but we think that problem can be solved with new particulate filters."
Albrecht Schmidt, top expert on energy issues for Germany's Green Party
"It Gets 78 Miles a Gallon, but U.S. Snubs Diesel"
The New York Times (May 27, 2001)

"When President George W. Bush unveiled his energy policy, no mention was made of diesel technology, the lone automotive alternative that could dramatically curb oil consumption without billions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies."
Editorial, "Expanding Energy Sources: Diesel..."
The Detroit News (May 27, 2001)

"Diesel-fueled vehicles get 45 to 60 percent better fuel economy than their gasoline-powered counterparts. Using diesel-powered cars can save consumers hundreds of dollars yearly."
Editorial, "Expanding Energy Sources: Diesel..."
The Detroit News (May 27, 2001)

"Diesel engines convert fuel to power more efficiently, last longer, produce more torque and are easier to maintain than their gasoline counterparts. Historically, diesel fuel also has been cheaper than gasoline. That's why they are the power plant of choice for 94 percent of North America's truckers."
Paul McKay, Journalist
"Big Trucks, Big Pollution"
The Vancouver Sun (May 23, 2001)

"Saying no - to diesel engines, nuclear power, energy exploration and more sport-utility vehicles - isn't an answer. It's a cop out."
Daniel Howes, Automotive Writer
"Diesel Engines Could Help U.S. Beat Fuel Crunch if Feds Wake Up"
The Detroit News (May 22, 2001)

"At the quality end, the cars are just as quick, you do not have to fill up as often as with a petrol engine, and they are not as noisy as they used to be. Although diesel is subject to a 3% supplement it is still cheaper than petrol. This generation of diesel cars is great."
Andrew Cope
Managing Director of Zenith Vehicle Contracts
Financial Director (May 2001)

"Even where the price of diesel and petrol is equal, the sheer quality of diesel engines is making it the engine of choice because it's a nicer engine. It's now seen as the intelligent choice."
Charles Moss
JD Power-LMC (UK)
"Carmakers Clamor for Diesel, Leave Smelly Image in Dust"
Dow Jones International News - Chicago Sun Times (April 19, 2001)

"Not only are green-diesel buses cleaner than or equal to natural gas buses, but they are more cost-effective-a major consideration for school districts strapped for funding. These new-low-sulfur-fuel engines reduce particulate emissions by 90 percent, reduce NOx (nitrogen oxide) by 25 percent over current diesel technology and reduce hydrocarbon emissions to zero, which makes them competitive to natural gas buses or even cleaner."
Bob Hattoy, Coalition for Books and Buses
"School Bus Officials Dispute Report on Diesel Exhaust Dangers"
School Transportation News (April 2001)

"In the U.S., people still think diesel engines are slow, loud and dirty. But now, (a diesel engine) has everything you can expect from a BMW model. It's sporty and cultivated. And it's more fuel efficient."
Wieland Bruch, BMW spokesman
"BMW Mulls Fresh Crack At Diesel in U.S., Fuel Price Key"
Dow Jones International News (April 19, 2001)

"BMW's diesel engine is arguably better than a petrol engine. You begin to say, why aren't we all using diesels?"
Chris Will, Auto Analyst at Lehman Brothers (London)
"BMW Mulls Fresh Crack At Diesel in U.S., Fuel Price Key"
Dow Jones International News (April 19, 2001)

"Recent technology has made diesel engines more environmentally sound and the barrier is a psychological one more than a rational one."
Charles Moss
JD Power-LMC (UK)
"BMW Mulls Fresh Crack At Diesel in U.S., Fuel Price Key"
Dow Jones International News (April 19, 2001)

"Diesel fuel contains more power per unit than gasoline, compressed natural gas, or liquefied natural gas. Diesel engines, depending on models compared, use 30 percent to 60 percent less fuel than gasoline engines. Diesel-electric hybrid vehicles, large and small, generally get better mileage than gasoline-electric hybrids."
Warren Brown, Writer
"Energy Crisis Could Have its Benefits"
The Washington Post (March 30, 2001)

"Diesel is the lifeblood of commerce in this nation...When you start tinkering with diesel and its costs, you are going to have an automatic ripple effect in all segments of the economy. The use of diesel is pervasive."
Jay McKeeman, Executive Vice President
California Independent Oil Marketers Association
The New York Times (March 1, 2001)

"A diesel unit is considerably more expensive, but fuel cost is generally a few cents per litre lower and fuel economy is considerably better than that delivered by gas engines. Diesel engines are incredibly durable and need less routine maintenance since tuneups and spark plug changes aren't needed."
Harry Pegg, Journalist
"Fuel For Thought"
The Calgary Sun (March 1, 2001)

"Diesel engines produced today are virtually smokeless and are 90 - 95% cleaner than their counterparts of the 1970's. This means that for the same amount of emissions, we can now operate 10 modern school or inner city buses for each single 1970's bus in operation. The technical breakthroughs of the past few years have gradually increased the sociability of diesel engines, another important, yet often unspoken modern requirement."
Dr. Rodica Baranescu
President of SAE International
Chief Engineer of Engine Technology for International Truck and Engine Co.
SAE Off-Highway Engineering (February, 2001)

"We believe that in the next six or seven years we are going to see a big penetration of diesel cars and SUV's, because of CAFÉ (fuel economy standards) and other reasons."
Marge Oge
Director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality
Automotive News (January 1, 2001)

"The diesel is a fairly marvelous invention."
Professor William H. Sutton
School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Oklahoma

"Indeed, diesels have become so clean and efficient that they may even help propel the next generation of non-gas vehicles."
Michael Arndt
Business Week (November 13, 2000)

"Modern diesel engines have come of age. It was the diesel powered, Lupo, not a hybrid car, that won the "100 kilometers on 3 litres of fuel" competition. That a diesel was the first vehicle (clean burning to boot) to fulfill this challenge from European environmentalists, and not a hybrid, says it all."
Ed Ring, Journalist
"Green Diesels"
Ecoworld (November 2000)

"New diesels are quicker, quieter, cleaner and fuel efficient. So why ban them?"
Mark Yost, Journalist
"Engine of Change"
Smart Money (July 2000)

"Besides being fuel-efficient, today's diesels are 90 percent cleaner than models from 10 years ago. The reason is technology. The new direct-injection diesels-which account for over 60 percent of new-car sales in Europe-operate at higher internal pressures, resulting in more efficient combustion."
Mark Yost, Journalist
"Engine of Change"
Smart Money (July 2000)

"In Europe, diesels already have about a third of the overall market, and the percentage is rising. A recent report suggested it would reach 40%. Already in France, the Benelux countries and Austria, more than half the cars use diesels. Why? They use less fuel."
William Diem, Auto Stocks Columnist
Worldyinvestor.com (July 7, 2000)

"Diesel fuel is the lifeblood of California's economy...California's transportation infrastructure is sustained entirely by the availability of diesel fuel. Every major industry...agriculture, manufacturing, timber, retailing, student and public transportation, emergency services, raw materials movement...depends on diesel fuel."
Joel D. Anderson
Executive Vice President
California Trucking Association
March 30, 1999
Source: Letter to Gov. Gray Davis in opposition to CARB's California-Only Fuel Standard

"Given what we've learned, with dedicated efforts from manufacturers, fuel suppliers, and ARB staff, we can expect near-zero emission diesel within a decade...We're delighted that Californians will be the first beneficiaries of the world's cleanest diesel technology. The U.S. EPA must adopt a nationwide, low-sulfur diesel standard for this strategy to be effective."
Dr. Alan C. Lloyd
Chairman, California Air Resources Board
October 6, 1999
Source: CARB press release urging a reduction in diesel pollution by 75%






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Hmmmm........Diesel Power, we know a song about that don't we children!
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by bruce:
<strong>Hmmmm........Diesel Power, we know a song about that don't we children! </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">at least it has some bass
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Mel Bonkers:
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Had a quiet morning eek! eek! !</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I was just looking for a new signature
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Yo, I used to check out lyrics upon the format
Build with skill with technique ¨C computer A-DAT
My lyrical form is clouds on your brainstorm
I get hyped, think, thought flow

Acrobat, sync the track, pump the track
Dance missions, clubs (close?) like spores react by (past?)
Strong visions, and hurrying more
Reflects on the dancefloor

Flow it up (blowing up?) and having mad people showing up (Note)
Packing crowds, jam packed venues
Needles collapse, while atmospheres continues
Sprinkle that, winnin¡¯ like that, movin¡¯ like that, hittin¡¯ like that

The melody is fat (phat?) (Note)
Yeah, I¡¯m on the energy source
The cosmic boss with Prodigy
Different astrology, my intellect¡¯s the power (devour?)

With Diesel Power
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fanta...

We spin back rewind ¨C Diesel Power
Blows your mind drastically, fantasically
It has to be, automatically
Check it out ¨C you better work it out

Change to another route
My techniques, strategies, abilities
I leave cords of mikes hanging like spring leads
You would try so fast (do a track?), beyond the human eye

Lyrical tactics, vocal gymnastics
E¡¯s and pepped up, you get scrapped up (Note)
Smacked up, backed up, your crew¡¯s all cracked up
Checking flow, pick choose, quick, you can¡¯t stick

My medical brain¡¯s a stranger¡¯s angles (My medical ? metaphor range is as strange as angles?)
You get tangled, twisting side effects us (twist inside affections?)
Channels repeat, complete, can¡¯t compete
Check that our texture, mind adventure

Exploit the point, it attracts to devour
My intellects proceed ¨C with diesel power
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fanta...

Back attack ¨C and whack patch
You¡¯re faxing me ¨C you don¡¯t want none
High quality acts should be still standing
Damaging your other manic

Quick reverse ¨C potent as the first verse
My amplifier blows on your world¡¯s higher
World¡¯s sire, cuts like a barbed wire
Record player, I pull up on you every day

Fast forward, I move and I swings toward
Exit load, put your brain in right mode
Selected mix, the man will perfect the fix (the man with perfected fix?) has lightly bite me
Copy zimmers (Xerox?), cops¡¯ handblocks

You can¡¯t knock some out there
I¡¯ll be (upbeat?) lifting, shifting, persisting, intelligent kingpin
Keepin¡¯ astrology
As I roll with Prodigy

With Diesel Power
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fanta...

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Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fantastically
Blows your mind drastically, fanta...

I don't need no one to tell me about heaven, I look at my son and daughter and I believe.

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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ivo:
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Anyway, he's not singing anyting about torque wink
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Toronto Spider:
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http://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/king.gif</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Whoa Toronto, you have some stiff competition. But you're still the king of long winded posts, don't worry.


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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by selespeed:
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What are you trying to tell us with this thread </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hmm, I already thought I perhaps should have expressed it more obviously wink
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Toronto Spider:
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ivo:
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Anyway, he's not singing anyting about torque wink </strong>[/QUOTE
Typical diesel driver - all torque
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