Volkswagen of America reported at the end of December 2013 that the company had sold more than 100,000 clean diesel vehicles. The line up includes 12 different VW and Audi models such as the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat and Touareg. In November alone, diesel engines accounted for 21 per cent of Volkswagen’s US sales and 24 per cent year-to-date by mid-December. Along the Audi range, diesel versions can be chosen among the Audi Q5, Q7, A6, A7 and A8 model ranges.
From the press release on VW.com,
“The past year has shown that American consumers clearly recognize the benefits of clean diesel TDI vehicles,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. “They understand now more than ever that this is a technology delivering real answers to society’s concerns about fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions without compromises.”
The TDI models in the Audi and Volkswagen lineup deliver up to 30% better fuel economy and 12%-30% lower carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline engines and there is no need for driver behavior change except to move from one pump to the other and no need for big infrastructure changes.
Other resources: The Green Car Website